Board members will be bringing breakfast treats to the meeting on Friday, November 21.
We will also "pass the hat" for donations.
If you can't attend, remember you can always donate via the Paypal link! (Although we can't send you breakfast treats in return!)
The updated starred-titles list is posted. At the end of the 2014 list is a list for the books to be published in 2015. These books will not be eligible to nominate until after the 2015 list has been chosen and posted on the website. But readers can keep notes and be ready to nominate for the 2016 list as soon as that occurs.
Graceful watercolor paintings and a compelling tale of city dwelling red-tailed hawks on an apartment house window ledge will engage readers' sympathies and underline the necessity of protecting habitats, even in the heart of a city.
Unusual perspectives, both in illustrations and in multiple points of view, provide a kaleidoscopic survey of those who planned, financed, and built the Statue of Liberty, including a child who donated chicken-raising profits.
When two red-tailed hawks build a nest atop a New York City apartment building, they enrapture bird lovers but enrage residents. Winter’s pastel acrylics and simple shapes give this true story a timeless character.
It’s against rules, but a Marine befriends an Iraqi wild dog that steadfastly follows his unit in the desert. Inviting photos include the machines and landscape of a soldier’s daily life and warmly depict a true story that ends happily.
What can one person do? This inspirational picture book biography answers that question by showing how Wangari Maathai, recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, led others to plant three million trees and reforest the arid soil of Kenya.