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.
This rhythmic account of crane truck, cement mixer, dump truck, bulldozer, and excavator bedding down for the night after a hard day of shoveling, lifting, dumping, and puffing, may lure active readers to their own beds. Vibrant wax-oil pastel colors of bright sunshine evolve to dusk and finally to yawn-inducing night
A gentle lesson about friendship and a lot of laughs are tucked into 6 ½ short chapters about Amanda, her stuffed alligator, and an interloping panda bear…all presented with panache in Willem’s signature style and highly expressive cartoons.
Dancing, wiggling, exploding, and disappearing dots induce surprised giggles in this irresistible concept book. Boardbook covers and sturdy high-gloss pages with instructions to poke, rub, shake, and tap incite page-turning to find out what happens next.
Drawings on textured surfaces change from dark night to dawn yellow as slaves move through the Underground Railroad to freedom. Emphasizing the silence of their journey, the simple text contains only the words necessary to map their way.
Hurray! Piggie and Elephant are back and up to their usual hilarious antics. In this installment, Elephant's anxiety is assuaged when he discovers Piggie is only going to get lunch, and a picnic ensues. Another perfect beginning reader about this mercurial friendship.
New York City is the backdrop for this wordless story about Walrus who escapes from the zoo. Can he elude the zookeeper by donning the hats of those around him? Highly stylized digital drawings show the wily imposter hiding in plain sight.
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.