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.
With a plot and illustrations reminiscent of the best classic picture books, the readers will be drawn into this story by the gentle "putt puff puttedy chuff" of Otis the tractor and won't want to be pulled back out at the end.
Cheerful cut paper compositions create sets of things—a round earth, apple, and tambourine—but a turn of the page shows one thing from each set joining a new group: tambourines, birds and guitars all make music! A clear and clever introduction to a complex concept.
Support and friendship play key roles in three quiet stories for beginning readers. The pencil and watercolor illustrations lend to the playfulness of Houndsley and Catina as they discover new activities.