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.
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.