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.
“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.
Neighbors, friends, and animals in a young Kenyan boy’s village distract him on his way to watch grandfather's cattle. The color-saturated illustrations and a sprinkling of Swahili words vividly create his world.
In this beginning reader, two cows decide to help their poor farmer by getting a bank loan, but their hilariously ill-advised choices of clothing and a violin case for carrying the money misidentifies them and causes considerable chaos.
A duck named Luck, a chicken that goes “cluck.” a burro called Buck, and two dogs Nip and Tuck, pile into Chuck’s truck for a boisterous ride to town. Action-filled illustrations and predictable rhymes will attract new readers.