Multcolib Staff Picks: Best picture books, 2013
Annotation:A family rides the train from Omaha to California shortly after the the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railroad companies meet and create the transcontinental railroad in 1869. From endpages filled with facts, to the exploded view of a steam- engine, to the looks on the faces of the kids, this book is amazing.
Annotation:Suzanne Collin’s memoir of her experiences as a first grader when her father had “to go to something called a war. It’s in a place called Vietnam”. The difficulties of missing her father are gradually overcome by her growing awareness of what those words mean.