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.
Watercolor pictures and a spare, almost poetic text reveal four small animals and four minor mishaps followed by four minor triumphs. Candy-bright colors, sensuously fat lines, expressive faces, and revealing postures turn breathtakingly simple into practically perfect.
“If you make those girls crazy, they won’t lay eggs,” warns Big Mama as a young girl practices to be the best chicken chaser in the county. Rollicking storytelling and exuberant collage illustrations showcase this sly and sassy heroine.
Using the four title elements and just five words, Gravett plays with language in a book suited to beginning readers or storytime sharing. The watercolor and pencil illustrations have a loose, scrawly line perfectly suited to this simple, funny story.
"Coo-ee!" calls Louie when his best friend, Amy, moves half a world away. Does his call really re-shape the clouds? Does Amy really hear him in her sleep? Delicate watercolor illustrations make deft use of color to connect the parted chums.
This on-board view of a lightship gives readers a peek at one of the now-vanished floating beacons that have guarded treacherous waterways since the mid-eighteenth century. Young eyes will spy the ship's orange cat in almost all the pictures.
Old favorites and new discoveries abound in this cheerful collection that speaks to a young child's world. Exuberantly colored illustrations set against patterned pages invite sharing on a lap or in a group.
Shopping list in hand, pretty Salma dons her blue scarf, white beads, stripy ntama, and yellow sandals, and starts off for market. Before you can say "don't go through the wild side of town," tricky Mr. Dog is wearing all of Salma's finery.
Traveling to and from her divorced parents' houses, a young girl's one constant is her dog, Fred. When Fred barks too much or eats all the socks, she firmly reminds everyone in this gentle, empowering story that "Fred stays with ME!"
Trusty dachshund Harry explains to young humans and their parents the proper etiquette for meeting unfamiliar dogs. Simple watercolor illustrations and a question and answer format make these lessons engaging, encouraging, and accessible.