Using Books and Stories to Strengthen Families: A Multicultural Perspective with
Moderator: Deborah Taylor.
The Young Readers Center and the Center for the Book of the Library of Congress convene a DIA symposium to explore how to use culturally diverse literature to support families and teen literacy.
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.
Gloomy Gerald elephant and joyful, optimistic Pig entertain early readers in four books containing minimalist paintings and spare texts. The two irresistible friends encounter quirky problems and triumph over each one with totally unpredictable solutions.
Trixie takes Knuffle Bunny to preschool and finds that someone else has a Knuffle Bunny, too! A mix-up is discovered at 2:30 a.m. What's a parent to do? Comic-book style art and photographs create the perfect backdrop for this second bunny romp.
The entire family joins in an impromptu dance party when Daddy puts his vinyl record on the turntable. Lively, brightly colored gouache paintings are a perfect match for the rhyming text which exudes the joyous rhythms of jazz.
An exuberant giant squid is puffed with pride at being bigger than any of the sea's inhabitants until he meets an enormous and less-friendly creature. Sherry’s collage and watercolor illustrations, layered on Plexiglas, are full of humor and surprise.
Rabbit finds two turnips and shares one with a friend. That friend shares the turnip with another friend. And so it goes until the turnip comes full circle and the friends gather to enjoy their bounty. Beautifully illustrated in acrylics, this folktale shines.
Neither asking nor answering the eternal question of which came first, lushly colored and textured illustrations combine with precisely designed die-cuts to illustrate a variety of processes: from egg to chick, tadpole to frog, seed to flower, and finally, word to story.
Three stories of friendship between two distinct personalities, Dog and Bear, will delight even the youngest reader. Bold, bright illustrations on white backgrounds emphasize the characters’ bonds, capturing each moment and focusing the reader’s eye.
Sometimes it's more fun to be someone else, as a little boy discovers when he dons an alligator head and tail that help him make new friends and fend off a bully. An old-fashioned setting and silly rhymes add to the charm.