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I AIN'T GONNA PAINT NO MORE!

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Beaumont
Author's First Name: 
Karen
Illustrator's First Name: 
David
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Catrow
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Publication Date: 
2005

Exuberant splashes of paint, a small boy wielding a paintbrush, and a playful, rhyming text will have readers and listeners giggling in anticipation of the next body part to be covered in bright colors.

HI! FLY GUY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Arnold
Author's First Name: 
Tedd
Publisher: 
Cartwheel
Publication Date: 
2005

“Flies can’t be pets! They are pests!” Buzz begs to differ in this fast-paced story of a budding friendship between a boy and a fly. The dazzling cover and cartoon art showcase a beginning reader text that is sure to please.

SHADOW

Cover of: Shadow
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lee
Author's First Name: 
Suzy
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Month: 
September
Publication Date: 
2010

Click! A little girl creates shadows when she turns on the light . . . or do the shadows create her? Clever use of the gutter and semi-transparent pages transform a pile of junk into an eerie black, white, and yellow world.

ME AND YOU

Me and You by Anthony Browne
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Browne
Author's First Name: 
Anthony
Publisher: 
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication Date: 
2010

Dun-colored Goldilocks inhabits an ashy urban neighborhood while the bears live in a colorfully manicured one.  Caught trespassing in their upscale turf, the now thoroughly golden-tressed girl flees to her sketchy neighborhood into her mother's arms.

IN THE WILD

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Elliott
Author's First Name: 
David
Illustrator's First Name: 
Holly
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Meade
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2010

Meet the elephant, “powerful, yet delicate as lace,” the panda, “a bear in silk pajamas,” and twelve other wild animals that come to life through colorful verse and bold watercolor and woodcut illustrations.

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

roslyn rutabaga cover
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.

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