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ART & MAX

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Wiesner
Author's First Name: 
David
Publisher: 
Clarion
Publication Date: 
2010

In this exploration of creativity, Wiesner deconstructs art itself—layer by layer and line by line—with the help of two lizards, a fan, a vacuum cleaner, and a whole lot of havoc.

L M N O Peas

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Baker
Author's First Name: 
Keith
Publisher: 
Beach Lane
Publication Date: 
2010
From acrobat to zoologist, hardworking peas romp through the alphabet to show various occupations.

SLEEPY, OH SO SLEEPY

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Fleming
Author's First Name: 
Denise
Publisher: 
Holt
Publication Month: 
August
Publication Date: 
2010

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.

THE TOOTH

The Tooth
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Slodovnick
Author's First Name: 
Avi
Illustrator's First Name: 
Manon
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Gauthier
Publisher: 
Kane/Miller
Publication Date: 
2010

Subtle colors and sketch-like simplicity convey young Marissa's visit to the dentist and, at the same time, gently and thought-provokingly introduce the concept of homelessness to young readers.

A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stead
Author's First Name: 
Philip Christian
Illustrator's First Name: 
Erin E.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Stead
Publisher: 
Neal Porter
Publication Date: 
2010

When zookeeper Amos comes down with a cold, his own special charges take charge, hop the cross town bus, and gather at his bedside. A muted palette and delicate line drawings coalesce in a wistful and satisfying accompaniment to this tender tale.

CITY DOG, COUNTRY FROG

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Willems
Author's First Name: 
Mo
Illustrator's First Name: 
Jon J.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Muth
Publisher: 
Hyperion
Publication Date: 
2010

Dog and Frog meet in the golden-green days of spring and embark on an unlikely friendship. Spare, poignant text and lush, seasonal watercolors take the reader from the joyful exuberance of summer to the bleakest days of winter and then back to “spring again.”

HIP HOP DOG

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Raschka
Author's First Name: 
Chris
Illustrator's First Name: 
Vladimir
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Radunsky
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
Publication Date: 
2010
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
This posturing pooch has some great attitude... if you can wrap your tongue around his smooth tough freestyling! Raschka's definitely gotten silly with this one, poking fun at hardcore boastful rap and the hip hop personae while making an attempt at defining its allure. Radunsky's blotchy illustrations - remarkably Raschka-esque - capture the juvenile tough pup at home in his cool-toned urban environment. Words are printed in differing font sizes and in moving shapes to help the reader read aloud. Remarkably funny for its dogginess, too, i.e. when the rhythm of the language devolves into woofing.

COUNTING OVEJAS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Weeks
Author's First Name: 
Sarah
Illustrator's First Name: 
David
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Diaz
Publisher: 
Atheneum
Publication Date: 
2006

Children can practice counting and colors in both English and Spanish as they read this luminously illustrated tale of a sleepless child trying to remove the sheep overtaking the bedroom.

OVERBOARD!

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Weeks
Author's First Name: 
Sarah
Illustrator's First Name: 
Sam
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Williams
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Publication Date: 
2006

Bright, bold illustrations coupled with a simple rhyming narrative demonstrate the pleasures of tossing toys from a crib or highchair. Lap-sitters and early readers will delight in joining Baby Rabbit’s exclamation, “Overboard!”

THELONIUS MONSTER'S SKY-HIGH FLY PIE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sierra
Author's First Name: 
Judy
Illustrator's First Name: 
Edward
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Koren
Publisher: 
Knopf
Publication Date: 
2006

Thelonius Monster and eleventeen other monsters relish his fly pie recipe, a sticky sweet creation composed of prey from a dumpster, a sewer, and a pile of manure. Impeccable rhymes and exuberantly scruffy illustrations produce a delightful read-aloud.

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