Nominations for the December 20 Capitol Choices agenda will be due at 11:59 PM on Thursday, December 12. Nominations for the 2014 List will still be accepted for the January 17 meeting as long as the books were published in 2013. The last date for any nominations of 2013 books will be on January 9, 2014.
This clever approach to naming fifty animals and showing their size relationships follows a small frog to the penultimate large elephant waiting to climb aboard the biggest of all, a whale, for its “jumbo coaster” ride (revealed on facing fold-out double-spreads). Birds keep them in line while they play Word Chain with animal names, and pithy, humorous comments connect the animals pictured on ample white space allowing readers to see their features. Up to Seven. Lynda Adamson
A celebration of animals with sripes shown through lively, eye appealing illustrations in their natural habitat. The rhyme scans well and changes up as does the format, with double page spreads interspersed at regular intervals. End pages give credit, additional information and a matching activity for careful eyes. Up to Seven. Edie Ching
On the way to market for her mother, Lucy imagines her wagon to be a stagecoach, train, circus wagon, and even a spaceship. A straightforward text describes her actual trip while cozy, soft-focus pencil drawings reveal her fantasy.
Meet the elephant, “powerful, yet delicate as lace,” the panda, “a bear in silk pajamas,” and twelve other wild animals that come to life through colorful verse and bold watercolor and woodcut illustrations.
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.
This captivating fantasy is told through the diary pages of a young peasant girl imprisoned in a tower. Romance, mistaken identities, danger, a monster, and an engaging pet cat will leave readers sighing with contentment.
Although her aunt gave her to a dragon, Creel negotiates her freedom along with a curious pair of shoes which bring her a new friend but also spark a war in this clever fairy tale that mixes medieval and modern elements.
Rubber ducks and hockey gloves are just some of the flotsam that scientists have tracked across the seas to learn about ocean currents. This fascinating story shows how scientific inquiry often reveals startling realities and leads to surprising conclusions.
Striking collage illustrations presented in sequential panels demonstrate symbiotic relationships between a variety of animals, including plovers and crocodiles in Egypt. Perfect for browsers, this title also includes rich back matter with additional information.