Discussion of the above book with the author, illustrator and Georgetown Law Professor Emerita, moderated by our own Deborah Taylor. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Mary 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. No RSVP needed unless you want to bring a group of children. Then please respond to: Monica Valentine, email@example.com, 202-707-1950.
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.
Homebound after a heavy snowstorm, good friends Houndsley and Catina discover the simple joys that can be found on a cold, quiet, winter’s day. Expressive illustrations lend a whimsical note to this third entry in a gentle beginning reader series.
A little black train chugs across and through clever die-cut landscapes in this sturdy board book. Bright acrylic and collage illustrations cheerfully complement the rhythmic text as a family heads for the beach.
Delicate ink and watercolor illustrations capture the colors of the changing seasons as an old bear dreams away the winter months in this gentle story about nature, hibernation, and the passage of time.
When a small, pajama-clad book lover loses his favorite story at bedtime, his logical conclusion (“Maybe a bear ate it!”) leads to a madcap string of zany possibilities. Cartoon illustrations full of irresistible energy will charm babies and bibliophiles alike.
An imaginative little girl, a beloved toy monkey, a catchy refrain, and buoyant illustrations provide readers with a playful, visual guessing game. Preschoolers will crow with delight as each animal’s identify is revealed.
Information about the habits of wild fowl, a perfectly designed text for beginning readers, humorous full-color illustrations, and respect for the natural world make this story of a young boy who discovers two hatchlings ideal for budding naturalists.
Evocative watercolor illustrations and a boisterous chant create an ode to babies around the world, who are all loved, and who, “as everyone knows, [have] . . . ten little fingers and ten little toes.”
Rustic woodblock prints paired with simple, playful poetry reflect the sights and sounds of barnyard habitués. Deliciously old-fashioned, this crowd-pleasing combination makes a handsome selection for both story times and lap-sharing.