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.
Rich with the interplay of light and shadow, dramatic oil paintings enhance the true story of Henry “Box” Brown and his successful attempt to mail himself from slavery in the South to freedom in the North.
Sixteen poems reflect the progression of the seasons and illustrate a year in the life of a family including the death of a beloved grandfather. Gentle, textured illustrations evoke the natural world from which haiku comes.
Hour by hour, minute by minute, excuse by excuse, Moxy has not done her summer reading and it's the last day of vacation. Short chapters, wacky “photographs” taken by her brother, and a cheeky heroine add zippy appeal to this beginning chapter book.
Takeboki, the “Flower Keeper” for the temple gardens, spends his life quietly sweeping up leaves and blossoms, to create beauty and order. Collage illustrations made from Japanese papers complement this Buddhist-inspired original fable.
Before Dodsworth departs on vacation, his customary breakfast at Hodges’ Café turns out to be a bad mistake. From the moment Hodges’ crazy duck hears his plans, Dodsworth is doomed. Deadpan writing and flat cartoon illustrations coalesce into a perfect comedy.
This familiar poem is reset on a city basketball court where the Jabberwock is a gigantic player, and the ball goes "snicker-snack" as it drains the basket. Intense fiery colors, black silhouettes, and a bold typeface add excitement and drama.