Help Celebrate the new Saturday Hours of the Young Reader's Center at the Library of Congress on Sat. January 28 between 9:30 and 4:30. Meg Medina and Dr. Hayden will present at 10, Erica Perl at 1. There will be lots of other activities and a surprise parade at 4.
Final nominations for the 2017 list will be due at 11:59 PM on Thursday, January 5. The titles will be discussed at the January 13 meeting and be eligible to be included on the List of Noteworthy Titles even though they were not on the ballot.
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.
Ella, Gus’s elderly dog, promises Gus that she will always be with him, but after she dies, Gus spends a lonely Halloween cavorting with skeletons in the cemetery. Gus’s reappearance is part of the night’s spooky but endearing magic. Firm horizontals and thickly outlined figures keep the story grounded.
The twins have always shared their bed and blanket, but now it is time for something new. Colorful mixed-media illustrations set against ample white space and ingenious use of the gutter illustrate this story of growing up separate but the same.
Collage, muted acrylics, and oil paints create patterns reflecting the Eastern and Western worlds of an adopted Korean child. Bonding with “goyangi,” the cat in her new house, she weeps when it goes missing. Its return helps her accept that both she and Goyangi are home.
A brightly illustrated book that encourages reader/listener participation. They rhyme will help with the guessing and the picture flaps add to the surprise. Just enough information in terms of text and illustration to be engaging and not overwhelming.
On the way to market for her mother, Lucy imagines her wagon to be a stagecoach, train, circus wagon, and even a spaceship. A straightforward text describes her actual trip while cozy, soft-focus pencil drawings reveal her fantasy.
The bear wants his hat back and asks other animals if they have seen it. They have not, but a deer’s question sets him on the trail of the thief. Clear, spare digital illustrations underscore the dry humor as well as the ambiguous ending.
In this brightly-colored interactive concept book, a rhyming text challenges readers to decide what grows—Ducks? Bears? Owls?—and what might not—Trucks? Caps? Washcloths? Cleverly designed gatefolds add storytime drama.
Wearing his backpack, Bailey walks to the school bus, admiring a stick along the way, anticipating the wind ruffling his fur through the window, and waiting to plunge into the lunch room garbage pail. Humorous illustrations capture his unusual but clearly doglike adventures.
Vibrant collages on high gloss paper assembled from zippers, wood, buttons, twine, metal, tree bark, screws, and textile fragments brilliantly convey the droll story of a young pet-owner’s belief that dogs really can talk.
Fat outlines, rounded shapes, and soft colors depict a little white rabbit on an outdoor adventure. His imagination hops along with him as he wonders about being green as grass, tall as a tree, or hard as a rock, but never wondering who loves him best.