Here are a few titles, with their brief catalog copy descriptions, that I think you should keep an eye out for next year:
There is a legend that a Great Spotted Whale lives in the ocean; local
fishermen still talk of it, although the first sighting fifty years ago
was never corroborated. Now, two young whale watchers each set out to
find the whale, one armed with sound recording equipment, the other a
camera. Mid-ocean their boats collide, so they pool their resources and
set off together to capture incontrovertible proof that the mythical
Great Spotted Whale exists. The eventual sighting is a magical moment:
the whale is truly phenomenal, and swimming along beside her is a small
whale calf. The children return to shore, solid proof in hand. As an
added twist to the story, they discover that it was their own
grandparents who first sighted the Great Spotted Whale fifty years ago.
The Murrow’s epic, wordless adventure is brought to life with Ethan’s
stunning graphite drawings, which convey the drama and haunting beauty
of the ocean, and capture the majesty of this awe-inspiring creature.
This is a wordless picture book that appears absolutely stunning. Artistic teens are going to love it - as well anyone who appreciates truly great art.
Radioactive! presents the story of two women breaking ground
in a male-dominated field, scientists still largely unknown despite
their crucial contributions to cutting-edge research, in a nonfiction
narrative that reads with the suspense of a thriller. Photographs and
sidebars illuminate and clarify the science in the book.