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.
Magical memories of Maine winters highlight the joys of ice in its many forms. Twenty short chapters illustrated with delicate pen-and-ink drawings celebrate the season from the first thin skim of ice on sheep pails to the perfect ice for the best skating of one’s dreams.
The daughter of former slaves, Florence Mills sang and cakewalked her way to stardom in Washington, New York, and London. Mixed-media folk-art collages show her generous inclusion of other black performers before she died at 31 without ever having her voice recorded. The author’s note expands her story.
In this “respectful” sequel to The Wind in the Willows, Toad, Mole, Ratty and Badger have adventures with hot air balloons, Toad’s nephew’s kidnapping, and Ratty’s romance. Detailed and descriptive illustrations of characters and objects create an underlying humanity.
Rendi, a runaway stranded in the peculiar village of Clear Sky, starts trading tales with a storyteller that help him unravel the many mysteries around him, including the biggest—the moon’s disappearance. Chinese folklore interweaves and ties together the lyrical, complex plot and memorable characters.
Chloe and her friends shun the new girl Maya and call her “Never New” because of her “hand-me-down” clothes. Haunting watercolors, as fluid as the text, support Chloe’s heartbreaking realization of lost opportunity.
This beautiful picture book depicts the evolution and extinction of the Galápagos’ Islands and its animals. The author pairs detailed, intricate, and evocative illustrations with understandable text to describe the life of and on the islands. An epilogue addresses Darwin’s voyage to the islands.
Through her new pair of goggles at 12, Sylvia Earle fell in love with the ocean’s wonders. She has since studied its diverse creatures deep and wide. Nivola’s elegant watercolors touch the underwater beauty that Earle loves. An author’s note and selected bibliography follow.
Scientists have named over 350,000 beetles, and they discover thousands more each year. Quirky beetle facts illustrated with colorful torn- and cut-paper collages reveal over 75 kinds of beetles, their characteristics and adaptation for survival, and size relationships. Informative backmatter adds Latin names.
Birds say everything from “Pick Me!” to “We’re under attack!” via calls, songs, dances, struts. and booms. Beautiful pencil and watercolor illustrations on a white background show the birds clearly communicating their desires with backmatter providing additional information.