Capitol Choices will be meeting in the 2nd floor meeting room at Central Library on Friday July 15. Staff members will be at the glass doors by the rear parking lot at 9am to grant you access into the building.
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.
The grass is tall as Stanley starts mowing. Back and forth, back and forth he goes, until he unexpectedly encounters a snake named Hank. Bold, vivid graphics from surprising perspectives creatively complement the story.
Imagination, art, and science combine with a sumptuous autumn palette to tell the story of Leaf Man, who’s “got to go where the wind blows.” Actual leaf shapes create fanciful plants and animals that will entice children to give leaf-design a try.
Little llama is concerned when his llama mama (in pearls and apron) doesn’t answer his call for reassurance, but all’s well in the end. Rollicking repetition makes this bedtime story a fresh, fun, and sure-fire hit for the smallest story-timers.
In or out? Happy or sad? Dry or wet? Cleverly designed pull-tabs cause appropriate words to appear and disappear to demonstrate each concept. Clear, uncluttered images of recognizable objects make this book ideal for young learners.
"When the alligator came creeping… creeping…creeping up the stairs…were the children scared? YOU BET THEY WERE!" A rhythmic text and repeated refrain invites children to chant along in this not-too scary read-aloud.
Exuberant splashes of paint, a small boy wielding a paintbrush, and a playful, rhyming text will have readers and listeners giggling in anticipation of the next body part to be covered in bright colors.
“Flies can’t be pets! They are pests!” Buzz begs to differ in this fast-paced story of a budding friendship between a boy and a fly. The dazzling cover and cartoon art showcase a beginning reader text that is sure to please.
Click! A little girl creates shadows when she turns on the light . . . or do the shadows create her? Clever use of the gutter and semi-transparent pages transform a pile of junk into an eerie black, white, and yellow world.
Dun-colored Goldilocks inhabits an ashy urban neighborhood while the bears live in a colorfully manicured one. Caught trespassing in their upscale turf, the now thoroughly golden-tressed girl flees to her sketchy neighborhood into her mother's arms.
Meet the elephant, “powerful, yet delicate as lace,” the panda, “a bear in silk pajamas,” and twelve other wild animals that come to life through colorful verse and bold watercolor and woodcut illustrations.