Capitol Choices membership for 2017 is currently being updated. Whether this will be your first year in Capitol Choices or your fifteenth, you need to sign-up! If you would like to be on the Capitol Choices membership list for 2017 (necessary to nominate and vote), please e-mail Darcie Caswell (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, preferred e-mail, and reading group you will be part of. Members from last year, if you find your Capitol Choices website login no longer works, that means you need to e-mail Darcie and re-new!
Noted author Ann Bausum will receive the Children's Book Guild of Washington D.C.'s Non-Fiction Award on Saturday April 29 at a luncheon at Clyde's restaurant. There will be an opportunity to purchase her books and have them signed as well as hear Ann talk about her work. The event is at Clyde's Gallery Place from noon to 3 p.m. . Tickets are $35 and may be ordered through the Guild web site childrensbookguild.org or by mail with a check to the guild c/o Terry Jennings, 1836 Post Oak Trail, Reston, Va. 20191.
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.
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.
An inspirational and lively picture book biography with a bright, appealing design will have readers cheering for the “notorious RGB” and her daring legal battles to break the barriers to women’s rights.
With their zoo in shambles Hippo and Red Panda set out for the city, where they try (and fail at) a host of human jobs in this graphic novel affirmation of personal reinvention for early elementary readers.
In an original tale set in Morocco about the power of storytelling a parched boy slakes his thirst for water and knowledge. Intricate borders frame elaborate illustrations and the story flows with a rich sense of culture and place.
Hee Jun’s family uproots from South Korea to West Virginia where every difference feels daunting to him. Yum’s gentle illustrations brim with emotion as Hee Jun and his family adjust to their new home. This relatable immigration journey, regardless of national origin, will also resonate among young readers simply struggling to fit in.
This charming version of an ancient, simple poem in which an Irish monk compares his ninth century life of study to the pursuits of his cat has memorable watercolor and ink illustrations, including a view of the manuscript he studies.
Enslaved and free Africans in New Orleans gathered in Congo Square on Sunday afternoons in slavery times to celebrate, share and remember their African heritage. Vibrant illustrations and simple verse convey both a world of brutal work and exuberant musical communion.
Inge Maria, orphaned in Copenhagen in 1911, ferries to an island to live with a grandmother she has never met and encounters dismaying mishaps with mud, scissors, cakes, mice, fish, and a donkey before her grandmother finally laughs.
Roz emerges as the only robot to survive a shipwreck, and evolves from what the wild animals first see as terrifying monster to mother and leader in the wild. This clever allegory for community and environmental responsiblity is warm and humorous.