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.
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.
Justin’s journal reflects the normal worries of a third grader such as rope-climbing anxiety, shaky friendships, and school embarrassments. But his family supports the introspective boy in subtle and satisfying ways.
Vibrant color, geometric shapes, simple pictures, and clear language combine to introduce color theory: primary, secondary, warm, cool, complementary, and analogous colors as well as value and saturation. Informative and fun.
Artwork and text align to express the inquisitive, mischievous, and playful nature of all children in a delightful collection of Haiku poems that takes the reader through the seasons and into the heart of childhood.
Facing a move from rural Saskatchewan to Toronto, a girl decides to draw what she will miss. Off-beat pen and acrylic illustrations coupled with sensory prose evocatively explore feelings of a child facing a scary move to an unknown new place.
Experienced in breaking rules since childhood, Dizzy Gillespie broke the rules of music as an adult by creating bebop. Swinging, swooping collage illustrations with thick paint lines in cool 1950s colors extend this jazzy book‘s theme.
Harriet Tubman hears God telling her to seek freedom not only for herself but also for her people. Luminous illustrations and carefully designed fonts convey the unconquerable will and faith of this courageous woman.