Nominations for the December 20 Capitol Choices agenda will be due at 11:59 PM on Thursday, December 12. Nominations for the 2014 List will still be accepted for the January 17 meeting as long as the books were published in 2013. The last date for any nominations of 2013 books will be on January 9, 2014.
Not until he awakens in spring does Bear remember the story he wanted to tell his friends the previous autumn. Pencil and watercolor illustrations balance with white space to create gentle Bear and the soft colors of changing seasons.
Vibrant acrylic paint and colored pencils reveal Magpie's determination to collect and hoard every item he finds from marble to tooth brush. Hand-lettered concepts including "nothing," "something," "way too much," and "enough" trace his progress from empty to overflowing nest and back again.
Delicately detailed watercolors on luxuriously thick cream-colored paper reveal a brave little mouse’s encounter with a fearsome feline in this retelling of Aesop’s famous fable. Generous use of white space lets readers focus on and delight in the world as this tiny hero sees it.