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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.

IN PLAIN SIGHT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Jackson
Author's First Name: 
Richard
Illustrator's First Name: 
Jerry
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Pinkney
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Neal Porter/Roaring Brook)
Publication Month: 
September
Publication Date: 
2016

 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.

THE WATER PRINCESS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Verde
Author's First Name: 
Susan
Illustrator's First Name: 
Peter
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Reynolds
Publisher: 
Penguin (Putnam)
Publication Month: 
September
Publication Date: 
2016

 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.

THEY ALL SAW A CAT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Wenzel
Author's First Name: 
Brendan
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Month: 
September
Publication Date: 
2016

 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.        

MAYBE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL: HOW ART TRANSFORMED A NEIGHBORHOOD

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Campoy
Author's First Name: 
F. Isabel
Second Author's First Name: 
Theresa
Second Author's Last Name: 
Howell
Illustrator's First Name: 
Rafael
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Lopez
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Date: 
2016

A young girl inspires an artist with her joyful, colorful drawings—and together with their neighbors transform the gray sidewalks and gray buildings of their community with bright murals.

 

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