Browse Books by Year

Seven to Ten

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.

CHICKEN FEATHERS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Cowley
Author's First Name: 
Joy
Illustrator's First Name: 
David W.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Elliott
Publisher: 
Philomel
Publication Date: 
2008

A talking chicken, a thieving fox, a new baby, and a 10-year-old boy star in this bucolic romp enlivened by agreeable old-fashioned pencil drawings that convey Josh's concern and affection for his world.

A RIVER OF WORDS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bryant
Author's First Name: 
Jen
Illustrator's First Name: 
Melissa
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Sweet
Publisher: 
Eerdmans
Publication Date: 
2008

As a child, William Carlos Williams was a great observer who grew up to be a doctor and a poet. Vibrant mixed media collage illustrations provide observational echoes of the poet’s words and life in this introduction to a famous American.

MASTERPIECE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Broach
Author's First Name: 
Elise
Illustrator's First Name: 
Kelly
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Murphy
Publisher: 
Christy Ottaviano
Publication Date: 
2008

Marvin is an artist first and a beetle second. Will James' parents discover who actually drew the beautiful pictures they credit to James? This challenging, quick-paced mystery features a museum heist, a double-crossing art curator, and a little bit of history.

NIC BISHOP FROGS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bishop
Author's First Name: 
Nic
Publisher: 
Scholastic
Publication Date: 
2008

Red, yellow, blue, and green frogs leap through this master photographer’s paean to these lively amphibians. An engaging text amplifies the visual experience and includes fascinating information about how the pictures were taken.

ABC3D

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bataille
Author's First Name: 
Marion
Publisher: 
Roaring Brook
Publication Date: 
2008

This playful approach to the alphabet uses creative paper engineering, witty pop-ups, moveable designs, and surprising overlays to explore unexpected connections and contrasts between letters.

THERE'S A WOLF AT THE DOOR

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Alley
Author's First Name: 
Zoë B.
Illustrator's First Name: 
R. W.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Alley
Publisher: 
Neal Porter
Publication Date: 
2008

Foiled at every turn, a nattily dressed wolf tries to catch some snacks: three pigs, a red-hooded little girl, an outspoken shepherd, and others. Five amiably illustrated folktales in comic format have plenty of details to amuse careful observers.

OLDER THAN THE STARS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Fox
Author's First Name: 
Karen C.
Illustrator's First Name: 
Nancy
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Davis
Publisher: 
Charlesbridge
Publication Date: 
2010

A catchy, hand-lettered cumulative rhyme and imaginative, energetic illustrations introduce the big bang theory of the origin and development of the universe along with the idea that humans—and everything else—are made of star stuff. 

MIRROR MIRROR

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Singer
Author's First Name: 
Marilyn
Illustrator's First Name: 
Josée
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Masse
Publisher: 
Dutton
Publication Date: 
2010

When read in different directions, the witty “reverso” poems in this collection offer contrasting views of events in familiar fairy tales. Vibrant stylized artwork, with its mirror imagery, hints at the paired characters’ identities.

NO EASY WAY: THE STORY OF TED WILLIAMS AND THE LAST .400 SEASON

No Easy Way
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bowen
Author's First Name: 
Fred
Illustrator's First Name: 
Charles S.
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Pyle
Publisher: 
Dutton
Publication Date: 
2010

In the last two games of the 1941 World Series, Ted Williams had to decide between preserving his .400 batting average by sitting out or jeopardizing it by playing. The book’s design recalls old-fashioned baseball cards, but its ethical question remains relevant today.
 

This is a test book - should it be all caps?

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Test
Author's First Name: 
test
Publisher: 
Abrams
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

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