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.
"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.
Click! A little girl creates shadows when she turns on the light . . . or do the shadows create her? Clever use of the gutter and semi-transparent pages transform a pile of junk into an eerie black, white, and yellow world.
Dun-colored Goldilocks inhabits an ashy urban neighborhood while the bears live in a colorfully manicured one. Caught trespassing in their upscale turf, the now thoroughly golden-tressed girl flees to her sketchy neighborhood into her mother's arms.
Meet the elephant, “powerful, yet delicate as lace,” the panda, “a bear in silk pajamas,” and twelve other wild animals that come to life through colorful verse and bold watercolor and woodcut illustrations.
An understated book in both illustration and text, this is a story of potential friendship as one small child wonders about one small bird while both experience the seasons and forces of nature. It is beautifully realized on all levels.
A worm, a mole, and a dog all try to dissuade Roslyn, a rabbit, from digging a hole to the South Pole . . . but matter-of-fact Dad gently supports his determined daughter. Torn paper illustrations float through lots of white space, the perfect combination for this firmly grounded fantasy.
Flora longs to rid herself of pesky little brother Crispin, but when she gets the perfect opportunity, will she really want to say goodbye? The swirling, tumbling ink, watercolor, and pastel illustrations skillfully embody the whirlwind of sibling emotions.
Vibrant pages of colorful animals created with heart shapes illustrate a playful rhyme that imagines how love can be many different things: eager as a beaver, steady as a yak, or silly as a seal. A preschool story time gem.