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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.
Follow a young Carl Sagan as he pursues his curiosity about space and our place in it. A timely picture book biography for fans of the TV documentary, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Thorough back matter for readers who want to learn more.
Seven-year old Melba chose the most beautiful instrument of them all, the trombone. Unable even to lift it, she blew and blew until the music in her bones resounded through her mighty horn. Stylized, oil paints illustrate the joy and struggles of jazz musician Melba Liston.
Kid Sheriff outsmarts the Terrible Toad gang of outlaws, then rides ever so slowly into the sunset on his tortoise. The emphatic font and sepia toned, cartoonish drawings offer a perfect cliché of the Wild West.
Starting a new school is difficult enough, but it’s even harder if you’re the only one wearing hearing aids. Creating a superhero persona helps, but CeCe soon realizes she can’t always hide behind a cape, even an imaginary one.
A squirrel scooped up by a hawk manages to trick the hawk into dropping him and thus begins his eventful journey home. Accompanied by charming line drawings that bring the characters to life, this clever and amusing adventure is told from the squirrel’s perspective.
When Mikis's grandfather gets a donkey to help carry firewood down from their olive groves, boy and donkey become fast friends. Pencil drawings add to the strong sense of place in this lovely depiction of Greek island life.
This extraordinary collaboration between author and artist presents Roget’s fascination with word classifications. Vibrant illustrations filled with color, images, word bubbles, and lists underscore both the value of his thesaurus and his surprisingly interesting life.
Multiple interpretations are possible for this wordless encounter between a dour farmer and a small clown who tumbles from a train. Black pencil and gouache illustrations in muted colors convey their emotions and growing bond.