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.
The omniscient narrator clues us in to what will happen as well as reminding us of other publications that could give us additional background as he tells the story of a poor boy who triumphs over the hard heartedness of his ultimate superiors (the lady and son of the manor) as well as some of his fellow servants. There is wry humor that adds a level of sophistication to the story.
Medieval Europeans thought butterflies came from mud, but 13-year-old Maria Merian captures and observes them, chronicling and painting their life cycles and dispelling the mystery around animal metamorphoses. Fanciful oil paintings complement this appealing story.
An African-American family from Chicago uses the “green book” to find restaurants, hotels, and restrooms while traveling south to Alabama in 1952. Realistic sepia-toned oil paintings evoke the era and reveal the ways that “Jim Crow” affected lives.
With striking collages constructed of natural and manmade materials, Baker binds two wordless books into one that follows the progress of an Australian and a Moroccan family simultaneously going to their markets. A hand-woven carpet connects the stories.
Chew on this! Acrylic paintings of pop-eyed characters enliven facts about chewing gum history and the story of accountant Walter Diemer’s remarkable discovery of the magic formula for Dubble Bubble Gum in 1928.
A story of love, friendship and loyalty. A monk lives on a small island with his faithful friend, a rat terrier. A terrible storm separates them and the dog has several adventures in the natural world (some quite scary) before being reunited with his very best friend. The pictures are lush and powerful, Nelson takes on a very different subject with subtly and grace.