The remarkable Peter Sis strikes again. His illustrations are so detailed that I take it as a challenge to try and interpret everything on the pages. I knew very little about Antoine De Saint-Exupery so I enjoyed reading this text too. Pair it with The Wall if you teach older students. Don't be afraid of picture books if you teach above 4th grade. Sis's books would work well with older readers that have a sense of history.
Jason Chin rocks! If you teach K-2, you need to find this book. It's not often that an author can write a piece of nonfiction about a complex subject and break it down for the primary crowd.
This is a powerful picture book that tells the story of a group of slaves on a Texas plantation who learn of their freedom over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was written. It's a great introduction to the holiday of Juneteenth. This book is collecting stars so it's getting a lot of deserved attention. Look for it to pick up some awards.