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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chin uses an imaginative story with beautiful illustrations to present factual information about the coast redwoods. The text is clear and concise. The watercolor illustrations are detailed and use varying perspectives to portray a visual narrative. Past and present are blended with urban and natural worlds to convey the majesty and endurance of the tree and its forest.
A boy becomes magically immersed into the life, history and majesty of the California Redwood rainforest after finding a book titled “Redwoods” on a bench in the city subway. Realistic watercolor illustrations are paired with an imaginative blend of nonfiction and fantasy.