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.
One memorable day, after the author's family fled from Moscow to Kazakhstan, his father brought home a map instead of food. This vibrant autogiographical picture book shows how that impractical act fed another kind of hunger.
Graceful watercolor paintings and a compelling tale of city dwelling red-tailed hawks on an apartment house window ledge will engage readers' sympathies and underline the necessity of protecting habitats, even in the heart of a city.
Ali, a contemporary boy in Baghdad, loves calligraphy and, just as his hero, Yakut, did in the 13th century, finds creating beauty to be a refuge from the trials of war. Stylized collage illustrations evoke the elegance of Arabic art.
Sophisticated ideas underlie this story of a Japanese cat searching for the meaning of her name. Young's design helps readers see in unusual ways, from the scattering of haikus over the vertically oriented text to collages which make the ordinary beautiful.
Unusual perspectives, both in illustrations and in multiple points of view, provide a kaleidoscopic survey of those who planned, financed, and built the Statue of Liberty, including a child who donated chicken-raising profits.
Multiple layers convey Lincoln's impact through quotes, free verse accounts of his life, a chronology, and a list of websites. Report-writers and curious readers alike will learn much about our sixteenth President's brilliant visionary leadership.