After an idea from the membership, the Board has decided to shift the deadline for meeting nominations back one week. Instead of closing on the Thursday before the meeting, they will close TWO Thursdays before the meeting.
The agenda will be posted TWO WEEKS before the meeting dates, giving members more time to read the nominated titles that are up for discussion.
Of course, nominations can be made at any time, but they will roll over to the next meeting.
The nomination deadline for our first meeting is now March 9.
Spend the day with a stellar line-up of YA authors at the NoVa TEEN Book Festival on Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington, VA. Registration for the event is FREE and open to the public. The full day includes panels, book signings, food, and fun with talented authors such as Nina LaCour, Ibi Zoboi, M-E Girard, Brendan Kiely, and many more.
A complete schedule and registration information can be found at www.novateenbookfestival.com.
The Washington Children's Book Guild will present Ann Bausum with its non-fiction award on Sat. April 29 at Clydes' Restaurant of Gallery Place. From 12 to 3 p.m.
tickets are $35. Check out the Guild website for information on how to purchase tickets:www.childrensbookguild.org
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.
A little boy's questions become more pointed as Mommy's tummy becomes rounder. Retro cartoon illustrations mix with delicate contemporary scenes to highlight what big brother imagines about the new arrival.
A normal-sized boy in a family of giants proves that stature is more about character, wit, and determination than size. Realistic oil paintings make the most of the contrasting sizes and shapes in this original tall tale.
The giant panda in the backyard seems to know just the right story to tell each child in the family. Glorious watercolors and broad brush strokes convey the subtleties of the stories but keep them in the realm of contemporary childhood.
Peer through Nanna and Poppy’s window for an insightful glimpse into the heart and mind of a little girl. The vibrant, expressionistic illustrations work in concert with the story to depict the honest emotions of early childhood.
Previously pampered canine pets FudgeFudge and Marshmallow are not impressed when the new baby arrives. With stylized, boldly colored artwork, the problem of sibling rivalry is humorously seen through a dog’s perspective.
Two boys get a pair of cockroaches as pets, and soon there are eight cockroaches in the bug tank. Finding homes for these unusual pets appears hopeless, until a trip to the library provides a solution.
Zap! Bam! Pow! A young boy's imagination transforms everyday life into landscapes full of danger and derring-do. Will Traction Man and his faithful companion Scrubbing Brush be a match for captive pillows, poisonous dishcloths, and wily slices of toast?
Oscar’s family can’t wait for his first birthday, so they plan a picnic in the park to celebrate his half birthday. The joy of this young, biracial family is lovingly captured in vibrant ink-and- watercolor illustrations.
An ingenious young pig who is afraid of the dark creates an outrageous and imaginative Rube-Goldberg-like contraption to turn out the lights at bedtime. Exquisitely meticulous illustrations delight with their humor and originality.
Cleanly designed pages show endearingly silly fruit and vegetable sculptures demonstrating shapes, colors, and other concepts for young readers. Don’t miss the blueberry insects and the mushroom snowman!