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GOOSE AND DUCK

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
George
Author's First Name: 
Jean Craighead
Illustrator's First Name: 
Priscilla
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Lamont
Publisher: 
Laura Geringer Books
Publication Date: 
2008

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.

TEN LITTLE FINGERS AND TEN LITTLE TOES

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Fox
Author's First Name: 
Mem
Illustrator's First Name: 
Helen
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Oxenbury
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Publication Date: 
2008

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.”

ON THE FARM

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Elliott
Author's First Name: 
David
Illustrator's First Name: 
Holly
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Meade
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2008

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.

LILA AND THE SECRET OF RAIN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Conway
Author's First Name: 
David
Illustrator's First Name: 
Jude
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Daly
Publisher: 
Frances Lincoln
Publication Date: 
2008

This original folktale about a withering drought in Kenya pits a young girl against the implacable forces of nature. Stylized acrylic illustrations convey the richly colored but severe landscape Lila traverses as she attempts to save her village.

MY GARDEN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Henkes
Author's First Name: 
Kevin
Publisher: 
Greenwillow
Publication Date: 
2010

A young girl imagines what wonders she could grow in a garden all her own: chocolate bunnies, tomatoes the size of beach balls, and a jelly bean bush. A pastel palette and softly outlined watercolors make this a perfect choice for spring.

Baby! Baby!

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Ceelen
Author's First Name: 
Vicki
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2008

The juxtaposition of colorful photographs of human babies and animals in similar poses will amuse toddlers and parents alike in this engaging board book.

A Visitor for Bear

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Becker
Author's First Name: 
Bonny
Illustrator's First Name: 
Kady MacDonald
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Denton
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2008

A reclusive bear and a resolute mouse form an unlikely friendship in this gently comical tale that pairs rich language with expressive watercolor, ink, and gouache illustrations.

In a Blue Room

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Averbeck
Author's First Name: 
Jim
Illustrator's First Name: 
Tricia
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Tusa
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Publication Date: 
2008

Until everything in her room turns blue, Alice insists she can’t sleep, but her mother’s gentle night-time rituals help drowsy eyes close. A lyrical text and softly colored illustrations prepare both Alice and young listeners for bed.

THUNDER-BOOMER!

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Crum
Author's First Name: 
Shutta
Illustrator's First Name: 
Carol
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Thompson
Publisher: 
Clarion
Publication Date: 
2009
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

On a hot summer day a family scurries across their farm as a thunder storm approaches. Expressive mixed media illustrations portray the rush to get things put away and the energy of the storm. The text, written in the voice of the little girl, is engaging and conveys the excitement of everything. Young readers will experience a strong sense of a summer storm and enjoy the surprise at the end.

Energetic mixed media illustrations and expressive language convey the excitement of a sudden summer storm as a farm family scurries to gather in both chickens and laundry. While bringing relief from the heat, the storm also leaves a sweet surprise.

Today I Will Fly!

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Willems
Author's First Name: 
Mo
Publisher: 
Frances Foster
Publication Date: 
2007
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

Nomination: Gloomy Gerald elephant and joyful, optimistic Pig entertain early readers in each of these four books containing minimalist paintings and spare texts. The two irresistible friends encounter quirky problems and triumph over each one with totally unpredictable solutions.

Annotation: Gloomy Gerald elephant and joyful, optimistic Pig entertain early readers in each of these four books containing minimalist paintings and spare texts. The two irresistible friends encounter quirky problems and triumph over each one with totally unpredictable solutions.

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