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 graphically pleasing book about symbols and their power. Young eyes will delight in the bright illustrations that say so much and there will be lots to talk about. This is also a very subtle counting book. Lots of appeal here. Up to Seven. Edie Ching
Albert Einstein was a unique man who lived in a loving world that delighted him. This is a visually striking book that is unique in its illustrations with a sense of pervading warmth. We are given just enough information to create interest and end pages that make it possible to learn more if the reader is so inclined. The reader is also encouraged to develop his/her own questions. Up to Seven. Edie Ching
Gammell's illustrations bring to life the family that Bonwill creates, disorganized, frenzied but also loveable in their quirkiness. When Aunt Rosemary doesn't bring the help needed all seems lost until just by chance, a solution is found to keep the family on track and a wonderful solution it is. Turns out this might be more than a fun read, it might offer some advice for the disorganized among us. Up to Seven. Edie Ching
A wordless picture book of parallel dance instead of play, with 2 very unique participants, each fully aware of the other and at first dancing qhite separately until there is that reaching out moment. Delicate blossoms and shades of pink add to the gentleness of the mood. A few flower petals fall as does one dancer but all ends well, with a splash and a bow. Just lovely and very expressive. Up to Seven. Edie Ching
In this wordless picture book a child moves from inside a warm home full of child friendly items like an easel, and animals, like a cat and a dog and a mouse to an outside world that changes with the seasons. Cut outs keep a view of both worlds on each page to enhance a child's sense of focus. Warm colors emboldened with strong black lines hold the eye's attention. Delightful for all. Up to Seven. Edie Ching
Through expressive illustrations and text the search of an exclamation mark to find his/her place in the world is achieved with the help of an overly hard working question mark and some periods. Fun for all readers, punctuation users. Up to Seven. Edie Ching.
An artistic mouse eagerly inserts her self-portrait into twenty-two brightly-hued copies of famous modern art pieces. After faithfully capturing styles from Picasso to Pollack, she finally finds her own uniqueness. An afterward provides biographical information about the artists.
Colorful anthropomorphized birds from Bethlehem agree that they must investigate this miracle attracting kings and "heavenly hosts" singing in the night to their town. Their "birds'-eye view" creates an unusual approach to the Nativity story.
Pondering the meaning of infinity, Uma, while wearing her new red shoes, asks friends (“napping figure eight), teachers (endless music), and family (a family tree) for definitions. Creative age-appropriate examples complement whimsical illustration to explore this sophisticated concept.
Graphite illustrations in this monochromatic tale set in Confederate Virginia expressively present an imagined episode about the Underground Railroad.Powerfully--and wordlessly--a young girl's courage fights oppression.