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Little Black Crow

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Raschka
Author's First Name: 
Chris
Publisher: 
Atheneum
Publication Date: 
2010
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
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.

ROSLYN RUTABAGA AND THE BIGGEST HOLE ON EARTH

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gay
Author's First Name: 
Marie-Louise
Publisher: 
Groundwood
Publication Date: 
2010

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'S VERY WINDY DAY

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Birdsall
Author's First Name: 
Jeanne
Illustrator's First Name: 
Matt
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Phelan
Publisher: 
Clarion
Publication Date: 
2010

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.

MY HEART IS LIKE A ZOO

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hall
Author's First Name: 
Michael
Publisher: 
Greenwillow
Publication Date: 
2010

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.

CLEVER JACK TAKES THE CAKE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Fleming
Author's First Name: 
Candace
Illustrator's First Name: 
G. Brian
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Karas
Publisher: 
Schwartz & Wade
Publication Date: 
2010

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.

WOLF PIE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Seabrooke
Author's First Name: 
Brenda
Illustrator's First Name: 
Liz
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Callen
Publisher: 
Clarion
Publication Date: 
2010

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.

HOW ROCKET LEARNED TO READ

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hills
Author's First Name: 
Tad
Publisher: 
Schwartz & Wade
Publication Month: 
July
Publication Date: 
2010

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.

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.

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