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The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Cuevas
Author's First Name: 
Michelle
Illustrator's First Name: 
Erin
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Stead
Publisher: 
Penguin (Dial/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Evocative illustrations enhance the imaginative narrative of the lonely postman who delivers messages in a bottle near and far but never for himself.

LIFE ACCORDING TO DANI

Dani and Ella on a pier
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lagercrantz
Author's First Name: 
Rose
Illustrator's First Name: 
Eva
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Eriksson
Publisher: 
Gecko
Publication Date: 
2016

 Best friends Dani and Ella’s island summer includes the simple joys of childhood along with Dani’s undercurrent of worry about her injured father until “happiness turns up again” in this Swedish import.

A FAMILY IS A FAMILY IS A FAMILY

schoolchildren creating the title
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
O'Leary
Author's First Name: 
Sara
Illustrator's First Name: 
Qin
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Leng
Publisher: 
House of Anansi
Publication Month: 
September
Publication Date: 
2016

 What makes a family special? A classroom full of children explore the ways that families are different and alike as they describe their homes with new babies, only children, gay parents, blended families and more.

HOME AT LAST

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Williams
Author's First Name: 
Vera B.
Second Author's First Name: 
Raschka
Second Author's Last Name: 
Chris
Publisher: 
HarperCollins (Greenwillow)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Lester has a new house and two new daddies but is afraid to sleep alone until Wincka the dog brilliantly solves the problem. Colorful watercolor illustrations add warmth to the story of a child's finding comfort in an adoptive home.

SLEEP TIGHT FARM: A FARM PREPARES FOR WINTER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Doyle
Author's First Name: 
Eugenie
Illustrator's First Name: 
Becca
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Stadlander
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Month: 
August
Publication Date: 
2016

 Winter time is rest-time for farms when instead of donning pajamas, vegetables are harvested, wood is stacked and equipment is put away for a long winter’s nap. Beautiful folk-art inspired illustrations pair perfectly with this quiet, soothing book.

SLEEP TIGHT FARM : A FARM PREPARES FOR WINTER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Doyle
Author's First Name: 
Eugenie
Illustrator's First Name: 
Stadtlander
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Becca
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Month: 
August
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Did you know farms get sleepy too? But instead of putting on pajamas and being read a bedtime story vegetables are harvested, wood is stacked and equipment is put away. This quiet and beautifully illustrated picture book shows the reader exactly how to tuck in a farm for a long (yawn!) winter's nap. Melisa Bailey (Ages 0-7.)

CAT ON THE BUS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Kim
Author's First Name: 
Aram
Publisher: 
Holiday House
Publication Date: 
2016

 A street cat finds a warm, cozy spot on a city bus in this tale of few words. When a passenger sits next to the cat, the cat snuggles right in and soon finds itself with a new home.

GRUMPY PANTS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Messer
Author's First Name: 
Claire
Illustrator's First Name: 
Claire
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Messer
Publisher: 
Albert Whitman
Publication Month: 
May
Publication Date: 
2016

 Delightful linoleum block prints and easy to read text tell a light-hearted and relatable story about a penguin who experiences—and overcomes—a spell of grumpiness. 

SKUNK ON A STRING

Skunk on a String
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lam
Author's First Name: 
Thao
Publisher: 
Owlkids
Publication Date: 
2016

 Colorful, textured paper collage brings this wordless picture book to life as an ill-fated skunk tangled in balloon string floats past cityscapes and less familiar sights.

THUNDER BOY JR.

Thunder Boy Jr. sitting on dad's shoulders
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Alexie
Author's First Name: 
Sherman
Illustrator's First Name: 
Yuyi
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Morales
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2016

Though his adored dad is called Thunder Boy, his son would like a name of his own in this universal story of celebrating one's own individuality and personality. Delightful, energetic illustrations bring to life the boy's wonderful imagination and warmly embracing family.

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