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.
Oils painted over old linotype and landscapes along with technical wizardry illustrate this entertaining tale of a boy who believes a moose he names Marcel is his. Bubbles show Wilfred’s visual and verbal thoughts during his discovery that the moose belongs to everyone--and no one.
Penny’s Gram sends her a new doll, dressed in pink, and Penny must select a name for her. After rejecting suggestions, Penny and her doll visit mama's lovely garden. There Penny finds the perfect name in this engaging story for emerging readers.
Princess-child's parents say she may stay awake all night—after she prepares for bed. Minutely-detailed, many-colored, and textured illustrations contain enchanted dreamscapes that gently transport both Princess and readers to surreal sleep.
A farmer alights from a lonely red truck at a desert crevice and frees yellow, red, pink, blue-patterned birds from its back doors. One tiny black bird remains to offer the farmer a magical experience. Blocks of color with spare text emphasize how much small things matter.
Pages folded or halved carry Andrew's lines as he creates simple new shapes that wander through white space. Andrew remains in his red shoes, orange-striped shirt, and blue pants while his drawings become a dinosaur, rabbit, or night monster.
Spare text beneath gouache cartoon illustration of bright primary colors on watercolor paper affectionately creates the unusual friendship of a boy and robot. They meet, play, and learn to accept each other’s differences.
Two best friends--one lithe-bodied and neatly dressed and the other, compact and rumply, reaffirm the power of friendship at the state fair. Line and wash illustrations trace their way from “whack a duck” through the talent show to a medium in three short stories for beginning readers.
Vernon the toad introduces cuckoo bird to Skunk and Porcupine, but Bird says nothing.Concerned that Bird misses home, wherever it is, Vernon determines to help his friend return in this mixed-media balanced with white space creation of unlikely companions on a quest.
Not until he awakens in spring does Bear remember the story he wanted to tell his friends the previous autumn. Pencil and watercolor illustrations balance with white space to create gentle Bear and the soft colors of changing seasons.
Dynamic cartoon illustrations capture Piggie's eagerness to play his new trumpet for Elephant. Piggie's response to Elephant's honest assessment of both his trumpet and his playing surprises in this easy reader.