Sherman Alexie, author and National Book Award winner for his young adult novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, will share his new children’s book, Thunder Boy, Jr., followed by a Q&A and book signing.
Thursday, May 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street NW
(across the street from the Gallery Place Metro)
Book purchase is required to enter the signing line. Books will be for sale at the event and in advance at Politics &Prose Book Store.
This program is appropriate for all ages.
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.
An understated book in both illustration and text, this is a story of potential friendship as one small child wonders about one small bird while both experience the seasons and forces of nature. It is beautifully realized on all levels.
A worm, a mole, and a dog all try to dissuade Roslyn, a rabbit, from digging a hole to the South Pole . . . but matter-of-fact Dad gently supports his determined daughter. Torn paper illustrations float through lots of white space, the perfect combination for this firmly grounded fantasy.
Flora longs to rid herself of pesky little brother Crispin, but when she gets the perfect opportunity, will she really want to say goodbye? The swirling, tumbling ink, watercolor, and pastel illustrations skillfully embody the whirlwind of sibling emotions.
Vibrant pages of colorful animals created with heart shapes illustrate a playful rhyme that imagines how love can be many different things: eager as a beaver, steady as a yak, or silly as a seal. A preschool story time gem.
An accidental invitation to a royal birthday party has poor but resourceful Jack bargaining his meager possessions for cake ingredients fit for a princess. In route, however, he encounters folkloric gluttons that deconstruct his gift leaving only a “story” fit for a royal ear.
Meet the Pygg brothers! That's what Wilfong the wolf wants to do, too . . . but in this clever, colorful early chapter book, it's not for the reason you'd think! Plenty of huffing and puffing, but riddles and surfing, too.
Captivated by an unfinished story, Rocket the dog is introduced to the “wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet” by a little yellow bird. Young children will identify with Rocket's initial reluctance to learn as well as his eventual love of books.
Just like wild animal babies—the panda and the penguin, the orangutan and the otter—a tiny human child drifts off to sleep while a loving parent asks, “Where's my sleepy baby?” A warm and rhythmic story to read at bedtime.