1. “Look and Be Grateful,” by Tommy dePaola (3 and up)
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    In fewer than 50 words, picture-book master Tomie dePaola shares a recipe for happiness: “Open your eyes, and look. Open your eyes, and see, and say thank you."
  2. “Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound,” by Andrea Davis Pinkney (10 and up)
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    Pinkney tells the story of Berry Gordy’s enterprising ways and the irresistible Motown sounds of the 1960s and ’70s.
  3. "Da Vinci’s Tiger,” by Laura Malone Elliott (13 and up)
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    In late 15th-century Florence, under the charismatic Lorenzo de Medici, 17-year-old Ginevra de Benci Niccolini catches the appreciative eye of Bernardo Bembo, the ambassador from Venice.