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.
A young girl in Cuba dreams of drumming, something “only boys do,” and makes her musical dreams real. Inspired by the life of Millo Zaldarriaga. Colorful, whimsical illustrations bring Cuba and its culture to life.
A purpose-driven dad walks city sidewalks with his daughter in this wordless graphic novel. She meanders about picking wildflowers, but readers will see she’s just as intentional as her dad. Brilliant use of black and white—and color.
A mouse and a rabbit garden together but several birds want to share in the harvest in this simple fable about cooperation. The lush and exuberant full page paintings of crops and animals are outstanding.
Stanley the beagle keeps his family awake at night with his noisy tinkering. The cartoon style illustrations and hilarious conclusion makes this silly picture book an experience the whole family will enjoy.
A mother and preschooler have different preferred paces while walking to the bus. Readers will find much to explore with the child in rich charcoal, ink, pencil and digitally colored scenes. The tension between “Hurry!” and “Wait!” finally leads to “Yes!”
Crabs and cows look straight out at us in Stockdale's characteristically eye-catching illustrations which celebrate each animal presented, both large (cheetahs) and small (lady-bugs and snails). Her rhyming text adds to the energy of the book and reads easily. Back-matter adds additional details and a fun quiz can test the reader's attention. Credit is given to the scientists consulted. A book to please and inform.