The National Book Festival will be held at the Convention Center on Saturday, September 5. More volunteers are needed than are currently available. If you are free to take a shift, please contact Karen Jaffee, firstname.lastname@example.org. She will connect you with the appropriate persons to assure that you have an assignment.
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.
Twenty six turbo-charged do-gooders display their super powers in alphabetical order (“D is for DANGER MAN. HE DOESN'T HAVE A DOG but he DOES DARING DEEDS EVERY DAY”) on over-sized pages that barely contain the explosive comic book illustrations.
As a little girl and her brother wander home from school past Parisian landmarks in the early twentieth-century, the boy absent-mindedly discards his belongings one by one. Readers search the lively, detailed drawings to uncover his castoffs.
When Dad loses his car keys, little Mary says, "I lose a lot, but I find a few—down the back of the chair." Dad's search uncovers an increasingly extravagant series of objects ending with the one that saves the day: Uncle Bill's will.
“RAAAHHHHHHRR!” Lion loves the library, but roaring—even for a good reason—is still against the rules. The seamless unity of this well-told tale plus alluring illustrations form a read-aloud that Lion would love to hear.
When Lilly’s favorite teacher announces that he’s getting married, Lilly assumes that she will be the flower girl. Even though Mr. Slinger selects his niece Ginger, Lilly’s indomitable personality humorously saves the wedding in this satisfying saga.
An imaginative dog named Polo leads readers on a wordless journey around the world. The format varies panels and full-page illustrations to create a lively and engaging “graphic novel” for younger readers.
In five short chapters, Mama Jumbo (an elephant with a big heart) builds a house for herself out of scraps and invites Little Chico (a chicken) to live with her. The South African setting adds color to a warmly told family story.