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 small, polka dotted, cupcake-loving elephant finds an unexpected friend as he tries to navigate a big city. Stunning 1940’s style illustrations beautifully convey the perspective of a small child in this deceptively simple tale.
Two boys and their dog dig with determination to find something amazing and, unexpectedly, something pretty spectacular happens. Digital and colored pencil illustrations provide subtle clues about the outcome of their project.
A young boy has good reason to ask, “Where do babies come from?” but is confused by the variety of answers he receives. Chinese ink and watercolor illustrations humorously depict this story for new big brothers and sisters, with age appropriate answers provided in the end.
A new version of the Yiddish folk tale in exhilarating repetitive rhyme joyfully portrays the events in a life of a new immigrant to America. Lively, sharp illustrations enhance and extend the text for the careful reader.
A relief printing technique creates images reminiscent of Henri Matisse’s paintings, while a simple poetic text introduces everyday events in his childhood. Was it any surprise that Matisse became an acclaimed artist? Certainly not!
The letters of the alphabet are presented here in twenty-six very brief stories. Odd, silly and occasionally poignant, these letter tales are short in length, but long on creative absurdity: a memorable alphabet experience.
Morales uses a range of artistic media—from puppets to collage to photographic and digital manipulations—to create this spare and dreamy emotional landscape that imagines artist Frida Kahlo’s interior life.