Discussion of the above book with the author, illustrator and Georgetown Law Professor Emerita, moderated by our own Deborah Taylor. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Mary 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. No RSVP needed unless you want to bring a group of children. Then please respond to: Monica Valentine, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-707-1950.
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 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.
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.