The Jumbies is included in this lineup of “outstanding” books!

Every month, we post an annotated bibliography of books that were rated ‘Outstanding’ and nominated for our Distinguished List at our previous month’s meeting. Members can see full reviews of these books and many more in the August edition of BayViews.

Picture Books

PoolPool written and illustrated by JiHyeon Lee
Chronicle, 2015.
In this wordless picture book, a boy dives below the noisy crowd of inner-tube-wearing swimmers to discover another solo swimmer, and an amazing world of fascinating creatures, depicted in subtle colored-pencil drawings that emphasize the fragile-feeling secret world they explore. (Preschool – Grade 5)

Spy Guy: The Not-So-Secret Agent by Jessica Young; illustrated by Charles Santosospy guy
Houghton, 2015.
“Spy Guy was a spy./But not a very good one./ Spies are sneaky./Not Spy Guy.” The “Chief” (i.e., his father) helps him practice. Humorous details of spying in Santoso’s digitally painted illustrations extend and enhance Young’s quirky text. The book…

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