Frazee's Favorites

Tenacre librarian Esther Frazee shares the titles of some of her favorite books. A new list will be posted every month, so stay tuned!

February Favorites

There have been many outstanding books in this genre published in the past few months. Here are some of my favorites:
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, Vashti Harrison
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History, Vashti Harrison
Two Brothers, Four Hands, Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver, Gene Barretta
Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis’ Fleet-of-Foot Girl, Megan Reid
Mae Among the Stars, Roda Ahmed
Counting on Katherine, Helaine Becker
The Oldest Student, Rita Lorraine Hubbard
Greta and the Giants, Zoe Tucker
Baseball Biographies for Kids, Dean Burrell
Saving the Countryside: The Story of Beatrix Potter…, Linda Marshall
The Power of Her Pen, Lesa Cline Ransome

Frazee's Favorites by Month

List of 3 items.

  • January 2020

  • December 2019

    Tenacre librarian Esther Frazee shares her predictions for the 2020 Caldecott and Newbery Medals. The winners will be announced on January 27.

    2020 Caledcott Medal Predictions
    Awarded to the artist of the most distinguished picture book published in 2019.

    Going Down Home with Daddy, Kelly Lyons
    The Full House and the Empty House, L.K. James
    Carl and The Meaning of Life, Deborah Freeman
    Another, Christopher Robinson
    Saturday, Oge Mora
    River, Elisha Cooper
    You Are Home: An Ode to the National Parks, Evan Turk

    2020 Newbery Medal Predictions
    Awarded to the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children with a copyright date of 2019.

    The Bridge Home, Padma Venkatraman
    A Good Kind of Trouble, Lisa Moore Ramee
    New Kid, Jerry Craft
    The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, Dan Gemeinhart
    Torpedoed, Deborah Heiligman
    Infinite Hope, Ashley Bryan
    Pay Attention, Carter Jones
    Queen of the Sea, Dylan Meconis
  • November 2019

    We love to read!
    Tenacre librarian Esther Frazee compiled a short list of her favorite books. Enjoy!

    Picture Books
    A Bear Came Along, Richard T. Morris
    Dasher, Matt Tavares
    Scarecrow, Beth Ferry & The Fan Brothers
    Truman, Jean Reidy & Lucy Ruth Cummins
    Saturday, Oge Mora
    Fry Bread, Kevin Noble Maillard & Juana Martinez-Neal

    Chapter Books
    The Line Tender, Kate Allen
    The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James, Ashley Herring Blake
    A Place to Belong, Cynthia Kadohata
    Look Both Ways, Jason Reynolds & Alexander Nabaum
    Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers, Celia C. Pérez
    Roll With It, Jamie Sumner

    Manhattan, Jennifer Therms
    Infinite Hope, Ashley Bryan
    Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of 'The Children's Ship,' Deborah Heiligman
    The Great Shark Rescue, Sandra Markle
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