Featured books by Bagram Ibatoulline

Books illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Coyote Moon

By: Maria Gianferrari
Illustrated by: Bagram Ibatoulline
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction

She’s a coyote looking to feed her cubs as she travels across a recognizable landscape: a golf course and suburban houses. As the sun rises, before she heads back to feed her cubs, she looks up to see a child watching her from the safety of his bedroom. Luminous illustrations from varied perspectives heighten the drama of the coyote’s journey.

Crow Call

By: Lois Lowry
Illustrated by: Bagram Ibatoulline
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction

Based in the author's experiences of her father's return from a war, this sophisticated, evocative story still resonates. Lizzie goes out with her dad to call crows, the pests that eat the family’s crops. Call them Lizzie does but her father decides not to shoot them. Atmospheric illustrations further distinguish this timeless story.

Great Joy

By: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrated by: Bagram Ibatoulline
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction

When Frances sees an organ grinder and his monkey sleeping outside of their apartment, she can think of little else — even during the Christmas pageant. It is then she finds just the right words. Soft, evocative illustrations enhance this touching story about concern and caring.

Mr. Lincoln's Boys

By: Staton Rabin
Illustrated by: Bagram Ibatoulline
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction

The Civil War and the soldiers in Washington, D.C., infiltrated the play of Tad and Willie on the grounds of the White House. And their father still takes time to pardon one of the boy's toy soldiers!

On the Blue Comet

By: Rosemary Wells
Illustrated by: Bagram Ibatoulline
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction

The Great Depression changed everything for 11-year-old Oscar and his widowed dad. Oscar's prized model trains are sold, his dad leaves Illinois to find work in California, and Oscar begins an adventure through time and places after he jumps onto a model train.

Secrets of the Sphinx

By: James Giblin
Illustrated by: Bagram Ibatoulline
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction

The Great Sphinx has amazed and intrigued since it was first created some 4,500 years ago. Those secrets that have been revealed, and others that remain cloaked in mystery, are the subject of this well written, handsomely illustrated, and thoroughly engaging book.

The Granddaughter Necklace

By: Sharon Wyeth
Illustrated by: Bagram Ibatoulline
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

A handsome necklace symbolizes the connection between generations of women in this realistically illustrated story. The story like the necklace is handed down from one generation to the next and was inspired by her roots.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

By: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrated by: Bagram Ibatoulline
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Fiction

Edward Tulane is a vain and selfish china rabbit whose memorable journey teaches him what love is as well as the pain it can cause. This sparsely told tale is evocative and comes full circle bringing Edward and his story to a satisfying resolution.

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