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.
As a child, William Carlos Williams was a great observer who grew up to be a doctor and a poet. Vibrant mixed media collage illustrations provide observational echoes of the poet’s words and life in this introduction to a famous American.
Marvin is an artist first and a beetle second. Will James' parents discover who actually drew the beautiful pictures they credit to James? This challenging, quick-paced mystery features a museum heist, a double-crossing art curator, and a little bit of history.
Red, yellow, blue, and green frogs leap through this master photographer’s paean to these lively amphibians. An engaging text amplifies the visual experience and includes fascinating information about how the pictures were taken.
Foiled at every turn, a nattily dressed wolf tries to catch some snacks: three pigs, a red-hooded little girl, an outspoken shepherd, and others. Five amiably illustrated folktales in comic format have plenty of details to amuse careful observers.
A catchy, hand-lettered cumulative rhyme and imaginative, energetic illustrations introduce the big bang theory of the origin and development of the universe along with the idea that humans—and everything else—are made of star stuff.
When read in different directions, the witty “reverso” poems in this collection offer contrasting views of events in familiar fairy tales. Vibrant stylized artwork, with its mirror imagery, hints at the paired characters’ identities.
In the last two games of the 1941 World Series, Ted Williams had to decide between preserving his .400 batting average by sitting out or jeopardizing it by playing. The book’s design recalls old-fashioned baseball cards, but its ethical question remains relevant today.
Chin uses an imaginative story with beautiful illustrations to present factual information about the coast redwoods. The text is clear and concise. The watercolor illustrations are detailed and use varying perspectives to portray a visual narrative. Past and present are blended with urban and natural worlds to convey the majesty and endurance of the tree and its forest.
A boy becomes magically immersed into the life, history and majesty of the California Redwood rainforest after finding a book titled “Redwoods” on a bench in the city subway. Realistic watercolor illustrations are paired with an imaginative blend of nonfiction and fantasy.