The new 2015 list of starred titles is on the website noting the specific journals--Booklist, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly--that have starred the titles. It does not reference BCCB, School Library Journal, or VOYA.
By entering the age level in "In Progress at a Glance," you may find the list of books selected for 2015. These individual lists will suffice until all of the annotations have been input, and the website updated to show these titles in one list.
The Discussion List for the Notable Children's Book Committee's meetings at the ALA Conference in Chicago is now online at > http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists. Please check it out. And if you are coming to ALA mid-winter please come to one of our meetings in the Convention Center, W194 B. We are meeting Friday 1/30 between 1 and 4 p.m., Sat. 1/31-Mon. 2/2 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Hope to see you there.
This view shows all of the books in this age group that have been selected in years past and nominated for the current year (but not yet selected). The nominations are marked by a "Nomination(not yet selected):" label.
Lush, highly stylized, dreamy illustrations and a palette that modulates from sunset reds and pinks to deepest blue evoke the timelessness of this story about a little girl who doesn't want to go to bed. Also published in Spanish as NOCHECITA.
McCarty's signature soft pencil drawings follow two old friends on a new adventure. This time it’s Fabian’s turn to explore the world beyond the front door. Subtle humor and evocative art create an adventure that is both beautiful and funny.
A gracefully rhymed text and delicate watercolor sketches reveal the fullness of time in child-sized terms. "How long is a day? / Twenty-four hours by the clock. / Starting when the sun comes up / A day needs filling, like a cup."
Watercolor pictures and a spare, almost poetic text reveal four small animals and four minor mishaps followed by four minor triumphs. Candy-bright colors, sensuously fat lines, expressive faces, and revealing postures turn breathtakingly simple into practically perfect.
“If you make those girls crazy, they won’t lay eggs,” warns Big Mama as a young girl practices to be the best chicken chaser in the county. Rollicking storytelling and exuberant collage illustrations showcase this sly and sassy heroine.
Using the four title elements and just five words, Gravett plays with language in a book suited to beginning readers or storytime sharing. The watercolor and pencil illustrations have a loose, scrawly line perfectly suited to this simple, funny story.
"Coo-ee!" calls Louie when his best friend, Amy, moves half a world away. Does his call really re-shape the clouds? Does Amy really hear him in her sleep? Delicate watercolor illustrations make deft use of color to connect the parted chums.
This on-board view of a lightship gives readers a peek at one of the now-vanished floating beacons that have guarded treacherous waterways since the mid-eighteenth century. Young eyes will spy the ship's orange cat in almost all the pictures.
Old favorites and new discoveries abound in this cheerful collection that speaks to a young child's world. Exuberantly colored illustrations set against patterned pages invite sharing on a lap or in a group.