Written by Kirsten W. Larson
Release Date : February 25, 2020
Publisher : Calkins Creek
ISBN : 1629799386
Ages : 7 - 10 years
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This riveting nonfiction picture book biography explores both the failures and successes of self-taught engineer Emma Lilian Todd as she tackles one of the greatest challenges of the early 1900s: designing an airplane.
Written by Barbara Davis-Pyles
Release Date : September 4, 2018
Publisher : Sasquatch Books
ISBN (Hardcover) : 9781632171689
Ages : 3-7
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"In the illustrations, Subisak alternates Theo as a boy with Theo as a grizzly. She uses bold colors and varied lines to add movement and emphasis on the emotions and actions. Using the details and the shadows, she does an excellent job of showing the two sides: grizzly vs. human. "
"Dueling art styles by Subisak (Shawn Loves Sharks) ramp up bear-vs.-human tension as printed text alternates with bold, hand-lettered speech balloons to represent Grizzly Boy’s powerful roars. She has fun with the background, too, imagining Theo’s surroundings shifting in and out of forest habitat, as when the staircase becomes a river with salmon leaping upstream. "
Written by Curtis Manley
Release Date : April 25, 2017
Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
ISBN (Hardcover) : 9781626721340
Ages : 4-8
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"Manley's spare text is an excellent conductor for the dynamic energy built in Subisak's clean, open spreads as Shawn's passion for sharks spills onto the page. And as Shawn's fascination (and research skills) expands to embrace leopard seals, his exuberance for predators makes a surprisingly strong foundation for a new friendship. Fun, quirky obsessions nurtured and celebrated. "
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"Subisak’s vibrant, action-packed scenes feature a diverse cast of animated characters, lots of comical references to sharks hidden in the illustrations, and one over-the-top cat, which often gets caught up in Shawn’s shark games. The playful combination of thought-provoking narrative and dynamic artwork makes this a great icebreaker for conversations about bullying and friendship building."
Anita Lock, Booklist
“In their sweetly relatable Shawn Loves Sharks, Curtis Manley and Tracy Subisak use a ferocious medium to gently explore childhood obsessions and bullying. Subisak’s appealing and dynamic artwork, in particular the expressive faces of the characters, pops on a clean white background, perfectly suited—visually and plot-wise—to Manley’s economical and funny text. Readers will chomp-chomp this one up.”
Nominated for the Washington State Children’s Choice Picture Book Award for 2019
Finalist for the Washington State Book Award for 2018 (picture book category)
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Written by Ann Marie Stephens
Illustrated by Tracy Subisak
Release Date : March 7, 2017
Ages : 4-8
Boyds Mills Press
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"This well-written, gentle tale with its colorful illustrations of the travails involved in being social will be a hit with shy kids generally, but the emphasis on eye contact and practicing various facial expressions before venturing into the big, alien world makes it especially right for children who are on the autism spectrum."
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