Noted author Ann Bausum will receive the Children's Book Guild of Washington D.C.'s Non-Fiction Award on Saturday April 29 at a luncheon at Clyde's restaurant. There will be an opportunity to purchase her books and have them signed as well as hear Ann talk about her work. The event is at Clyde's Gallery Place from noon to 3 p.m. . Tickets are $35 and may be ordered through the Guild web site childrensbookguild.org or by mail with a check to the guild c/o Terry Jennings, 1836 Post Oak Trail, Reston, Va. 20191.
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.
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.
A lost and found game between Grandpa and Sophie highlights a loving relationship between the little girl and the disabled veteran. Readers are offered a challenging game of hidden pictures through the detailed pencil and watercolor illustrations.
Everyday, a young girl from a small African village makes a long trek to the well for water. Poetic text and watercolor and gauache illustratiions capture the girl's dreamy yet spirited emotions and the dry African landscape.
Bold multimedia illustrations and rhythmic repetitive text capture the separate, unique world view of each of the cat observers: a child, assorted creatures and the cat itself in a mirrored lake. Sure to produce giggles and discussion.
A boy clothed in leaves journeys from one “tribe of kids” (goats) to another (children) in a series of funny and poignant interactions with groups of animals and things, portrayed in finely textured paintings. In a joyful, Pan-like conclusion the child finds a home at last.
A father tells his son the meanings behind his various tattoos. India ink and soft cool watercolors depict a father, mother, and son while vivid warm colors enliven the memories represented by the tattoos.