Nominations will be due for the September 16, 2016, Capitol Choices agenda at 11:59PM on Thursday, September 8. Please remember to enter the title for your nomination in all capital letters, to include your name at the end of the nomination, and to add the age range at the end of the nomination since some of the email notifications do not include age range.
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.
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!
The grass is tall as Stanley starts mowing. Back and forth, back and forth he goes, until he unexpectedly encounters a snake named Hank. Bold, vivid graphics from surprising perspectives creatively complement the story.
Imagination, art, and science combine with a sumptuous autumn palette to tell the story of Leaf Man, who’s “got to go where the wind blows.” Actual leaf shapes create fanciful plants and animals that will entice children to give leaf-design a try.
Little llama is concerned when his llama mama (in pearls and apron) doesn’t answer his call for reassurance, but all’s well in the end. Rollicking repetition makes this bedtime story a fresh, fun, and sure-fire hit for the smallest story-timers.
In or out? Happy or sad? Dry or wet? Cleverly designed pull-tabs cause appropriate words to appear and disappear to demonstrate each concept. Clear, uncluttered images of recognizable objects make this book ideal for young learners.
"When the alligator came creeping… creeping…creeping up the stairs…were the children scared? YOU BET THEY WERE!" A rhythmic text and repeated refrain invites children to chant along in this not-too scary read-aloud.
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.
“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.