Please note that three of our exceptional members are on the ALSC section of the American Library Association Ballot that should have been received by all ALA members. Kathie Meizer is on the ballot for ALSC Board, Theresa Cain is on the ballot for the Caldecott Committee and Sandra Eklund is on the ballot for the Newbery Committee.
REMINDER : We are now closing the agenda TWO WEEKS before the meeting. Therefore, March 9 at midnight is the last day to nominate titles for the March 24 meeting. At the March meeting, all titles will be on the agenda that were published in January and February.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.