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Caldecott Medal Winners

For the complete list of Caldecott winner and honor books, please visit:

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecotthonors/caldecottmedal

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A Ball for Daisy - Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
ISBN: 037585861X
Publication Date: 2011-05-10
A wordless picture book about all the fun a dog can have with her ball.

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Blackout - John Rocco (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423121909
Publication Date: 2011-05-24
One hot summer night in the city, all the power goes out. What's a family to do? A boy and his family enjoy being not so busy for once.

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Grandpa Green - Lane Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596436077
Publication Date: 2011-08-30
A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden.

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Me... Jane - Patrick McDonnell
ISBN: 9780316045469
Publication Date: 2011-04-05
An inspiring story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee. With anecdotes taken directly from Goodall's autobiography, McDonnell makes this very true story accessible for the very young.

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee - Philip C. Stead; Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596434028
Publication Date: 2010-05-25
Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee's case, all sorts of species, too! When Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it's time they returned the favor.

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Dave the Potter - Laban Carrick Hill; Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316107310
Publication Date: 2010-09-07
Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter living in South Carolina in the 1800s. He combined his superb artistry with deeply observant poetry, carved onto his pots, transcending the limitations he faced as a slave.

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Interrupting Chicken - David Ezra Stein (Illustrator); Chris Haughton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763641689
Publication Date: 2010-08-10
Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale.

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The Lion and the Mouse - Jerry Pinkney
ISBN: 9780316013567
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher's trap.

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All the World - Liz Garton Scanlon; Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416985808
Publication Date: 2009-09-08
Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning till night, this book affirms the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky.

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Red Sings from Treetops - Joyce Sidman; Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547014944
Publication Date: 2009-04-06
Nature displays different colors to announce the seasons of the year.

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The House in the Night - Susan Marie Swanson; Beth Krommes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780618862443
Publication Date: 2008-05-05
A spare, patterned text and glowing pictures explore the origins of light that make a house a home in this bedtime book for young children. Naming nighttime things that are both comforting and intriguing to preschoolers—a key, a bed, the moon—this timeless book illuminates a reassuring order to the universe.

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A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever - Marla Frazee
ISBN: 9780152060206
Publication Date: 2008-03-01
When James and Eamon go to a week of Nature Camp and stay at Eamon's grandparents' house, it turns out that their free time spent staying inside, eating waffles, and playing video games isway more interesting than nature. But sometimes things work out best when theydon't go exactly as planned.

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How I Learned Geography - Uri Shulevitz
ISBN: 9780374334994
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
Having fled from war in their troubled homeland, a boy and his family are living in poverty in a strange country. Food is scarce, so when the boy’s father brings home a map instead of bread for supper, at first the boy is furious. But when the map is hung on the wall, it floods their cheerless room with color. As the boy studies its every detail, he is transported to exotic places without ever leaving the room, and he eventually comes to realize that the map feeds him in a way that bread never could.

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A River of Words - Jennifer Bryant; Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780802853028
Publication Date: 2008-08-01
In this picture book biography of William Carlos Williams, Bryant's engaging prose and Sweet's stunning mixed-media illustrations celebrate the amazing man who found a way to earn a living and to honor his calling to be a poet. Full color.

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439813785
Publication Date: 2007-03-01
When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.

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Henry's Freedom Box - Ellen Levine; Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439777339
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
A fictionalized account of how in 1849 a Virginia slave, Henry "Box" Brown, escapes to freedom by shipping himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia.

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First the Egg - Laura Vaccaro Seeger
ISBN: 9781596432727
Publication Date: 2007-09-04
WHICH CAME FIRST? The chicken or the egg? Simple die-cuts magically present transformation - from seed to flower, tadpole to frog, caterpillar to butterfly.

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The Wall - Peter Sís (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374347017
Publication Date: 2007-08-21
By joining memory and history, Sís takes us on his extraordinary journey: from infant with paintbrush in hand to young man borne aloft by the wings of his art.

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Knuffle Bunny Too - Mo Willems (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423102991
Publication Date: 2007-09-04
Her daddy in tow, Trixie hurries to school to show off her one-of-a-kind Knuffle Bunny. But an awful surprise awaits her: someone else has the exact same bunny!

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Flotsam - David Wiesner (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780618194575
Publication Date: 2006-09-04
The story of what happens when a camera becomes a piece of flotsam.

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Gone Wild - David McLimans (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780802795632
Publication Date: 2006-09-05
Once you take this eye-opening safari, you'll never look at letters or animals with the same way again.

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Moses - Carole Boston Weatherford; Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780786851751
Publication Date: 2006-08-08
Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back south, never being caught, but none as profound as this first one.

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The Hello, Goodbye Window - Chris Raschka (Illustrator); Norton Juster
ISBN: 9780786809141
Publication Date: 2005-04-26
The kitchen window at Nanna and Poppy's house is, for one little girl, a magic gateway.

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Rosa - Nikki Giovanni; Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805071061
Publication Date: 2005-10-01
An inspiring account of an event that shaped American history.

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Zen Shorts - Jon J. Muth (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439339117
Publication Date: 2005-03-01
When Stillwater the bear moves into the neighborhood, the stories he tells to three siblings teach them to look at the world in new ways.

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Hot Air - Marjorie Priceman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689826429
Publication Date: 2005-06-21
The first "manned" hot-air balloon is about to take off! But what are those noises coming from the basket?

Based on the (POSSIBLY) true report of a day in 1783, this si the story of (PERHAPS) the bravest collection of flyers the world has ever seen, as (SORT OF) told to Marjorie Priceman.


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Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems - Joyce Sidman; Beckie Prange (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780618135479
Publication Date: 2005-04-04
From spring’s first thaw to autumn’s chill, the world of the pond is a dramatic place. Though seemingly quiet, ponds are teeming with life and full of surprises. Their denizens—from peepers to painted turtles, duckweed to diving beetles—lead secret and fascinating lives. A unique blend of whimsy, science, poetry, and hand-colored woodcuts, this collection invites us to take a closer look at our hidden ponds and wetlands. Here is a celebration of their beauty and their mystery.

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Kitten's First Full Moon - Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060588281
Publication Date: 2004-03-02
When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.

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The Red Book - Barbara Lehman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780618428588
Publication Date: 2004-09-27
A book about a book, a magical red book, without any words, and the friendship that develops around it.

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Coming on Home Soon - Jacqueline Woodson; Earl Lewis (Illustrator); E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399237485
Publication Date: 2004-10-07
After Mama takes a job in Chicago during World War II, Ada Ruth stays with Grandma but misses her mother who loves her more than rain and snow.

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Knuffle Bunny - Mo Willems
ISBN: 9780786818709
Publication Date: 2004-07-12
Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind.

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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers - Mordicai Gerstein (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780761317913
Publication Date: 2003-09-05
A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.

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Ella Sarah Gets Dressed - Margaret Chodos-Irvine
ISBN: 9780152164133
Publication Date: 2003-05-01
Despite the advice of others in her family, Ellah Sarah persists in wearing the striking and unusual outfit of her own choosing.

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What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? - Robin Page; Steve Jenkins
ISBN: 9780618256280
Publication Date: 2003-03-25
A nose for digging? Ears for seeing? Eyes that squirt blood? Explore the many amazing things animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet, and tails in this beautifully illustrated interactive guessing book by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page.

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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! - Mo Willems
ISBN: 9780786819881
Publication Date: 2003-04-01
When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon!

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My Friend Rabbit - Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780761315353
Publication Date: 2002-05-01
When Mouse lets his best friend, Rabbit, play with his brand-new airplane, trouble isn't far behind.

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The Spider and the Fly - Mary Howitt (Based on a poem by); Tony DiTerlizzi
ISBN: 9780689852893
Publication Date: 2002-10-01
An illustrated version of the well-known poem about a wily spider who preys on the vanity and innocence of a little fly.

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Hondo and Fabian - Peter McCarty (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805063523
Publication Date: 2002-04-01
Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home.

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Noah's Ark - Jerry Pinkney
ISBN: 9781587172014
Publication Date: 2002-09-01
Retells the biblical story of the great flood and how Noah and his family faithfully responded to God's call to save life on earth.

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The Three Pigs - David Wiesner (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780618007011
Publication Date: 2001-04-23
The three pigs escape the wolf by going into another world where they meet the cat and the fiddle, the cow that jumped over the moon, and a dragon.

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The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins - Barbara Kerley; Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439114943
Publication Date: 2001-10-01
The true story of Victorian artist Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, who built life-sized models of dinosaurs in the hope of educating the world about what these awe-inspiring ancient animals and what they were like.

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Martin's Big Words - Doreen Rappaport; Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780786807147
Publication Date: 2001-10-01
This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words.

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The Stray Dog - Marc Simont (Illustrator); Reiko Sassa (Based on a story by); Simont
ISBN: 9780060289331
Publication Date: 2001-01-09
A family befriends a stray dog, names him Willy, and decides to keep him.

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So You Want to Be President? - Judith St. George; David Small (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399234071
Publication Date: 2000-08-21
Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton.

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Casey at the Bat - Ernest Lawrence Thayer; Christopher Bing (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781929766000
Publication Date: 2000-10-01
"And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; but there is no joy in Mudville-mighty Casey has struck out."Illustrator Christopher Bing has crafted a magnificent version of Ernest L. Thayer's beloved ballad, Casey at the Bat, which was first published in the San Francisco Examiner on June 3, 1888. In this version, Bing weaves real and trompe l'oeil reproductions of period artifacts to rekindle baseball memories.

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Click, Clack, Moo - Doreen Cronin; Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689832130
Publication Date: 2000-02-01
When Farmer Brown's cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want.

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Olivia - Ian Falconer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689829536
Publication Date: 2000-10-01
Whether at home getting ready for the day, enjoying the beach, or at bedtime, Olivia is a feisty pig who has too much energy for her own good.

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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat - Simms Taback (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780670878550
Publication Date: 1999-10-01
Joseph had a little overcoat, but it was full of holes—just like this book! When Joseph's coat got too old and shabby, he made it into a jacket. But what did he make it into after that? And after that?

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A Child's Calendar - John Updike; Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823414451
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
Twelve poems follow a family and their friends through the seasons.

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Sector 7 - David Wiesner (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780395746561
Publication Date: 1999-09-20
While on a school trip to the Empire State Building, a boy is taken by a friendly cloud to visit Sector 7, where he discovers how clouds are shaped and channeled throughout the country.

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When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry - Molly Garrett Bang (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780590189798
Publication Date: 1999-03-01
A young girl is upset and doesn't know how to manage her anger but takes the time to cool off and regain her composure.

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The Ugly Duckling - Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator); Hans Christian Andersen
ISBN: 9780688159320
Publication Date: 1999-03-24
An ugly duckling spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan.

 

2012 Notable Children's Books

For more info on ALA's Notable Children's Books, please visit:

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists

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All the Water in the World - George Ella Lyon; Katherine Tillotson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416971306
Publication Date: 2011-03-22
All life on Earth depends on water for survival. But where does it come from? Where does it go when we're done using it? Our water supply is limited and must be protected. Lyon gives tips on how kids can help preserve this extremely important resource.

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Bring on the Birds - Susan Stockdale (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781561455607
Publication Date: 2011-02-01
Rhyming text and illustrations provide an introduction to exotic and familiar birds.

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The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred - Samantha R. Vamos; Rafael López (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781580892421
Publication Date: 2011-02-01
When a farm girl starts cooking, all the animals want to help. The cow contributes milk, the hen offers eggs, and even the duck makes a special trip to the market. Key English words change to Spanish as the story builds to a delicious ending.

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Chirchir Is Singing - Kelly Cunnane; Jude Daly (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375861987
Publication Date: 2011-08-23
Chirchir just wants to make herself useful like all her other family members. But she drops Mama's water bucket, spills Kogo's tea, and sends Baba's potatoes tumbling down the hill. Isn't there something that Chirchir does best?

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Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? - Susan A. Shea; Tom Slaughter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781609050627
Publication Date: 2011-03-30
A duckling grows and becomes a duck, so can a car grow into a truck? This beguiling book about growth will sparks kids' imaginations, as gatefolds playfully transform a watch into a clock and a shovel into a plow. The interactive format of question and answer will entrance young readers as living things that grow are compared to inanimate objects that don't. Ingenious!

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Dot - Patricia Intriago
ISBN: 9780374318352
Publication Date: 2011-08-30
Dots here, dots there, you can see dots everywhere! Some are loud, and some are quiet. Some are happy, and some are sad. Some dots even taste yummy, while others taste bad.Graphic designer Patricia Intriago sets bold, circular shapes against a stark white background to emphasize opposite dot relationships.

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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site - Sherri Duskey Rinker; Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780811877824
Publication Date: 2011-05-04
As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more.

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Grandpa Green - Lane Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596436077
Publication Date: 2011-08-30
Follow Grandpa Green's great-grandson into a garden he created, a fantastic world where memories are handed down in the fanciful shapes of topiary trees and imagination recreates things forgotten.

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Harry and Hopper - Margaret Wild; Freya Blackwood (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780312642617
Publication Date: 2011-01-18

When Harry’s beloved dog Hopper dies, he has a hard time letting go, as Harry sees Hopper still in his life. Are Hopper’s visits to Harry the boy’s imagination, or is the dog truly leaving Harry gradually, once he makes sure his boy will be all right? Eyes will not stay dry as readers experience this beautifully written, gently illustrated story about losing a dear pet.


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I Broke My Trunk! - Mo Willems (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423133094
Publication Date: 2011-02-08
Gerald tells Piggie the long, crazy story about breaking his trunk. Will Piggie end up with a long, crazy story of her own?

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I Want My Hat Back - Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763655983
Publication Date: 2011-09-27
The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear's memory and renews his search with a vengeance.

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King Jack and the Dragon - Peter Bentley; Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780803736986
Publication Date: 2011-08-18
Jack, Zack, and Caspar build a castle fort, then spend a day fighting dragons and beasts. But when Sir Zack and Caspar are taken inside for bed, King Jack--alone on this throne--finds himself feeling a bit less brave . . . especially when he hears a "thing" approaching. full color.

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Little Treasures - Jacqueline Ogburn; Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547428628
Publication Date: 2012-01-03
A tender collection of endearments for children the world over. Little Treasures offers a wealth of endearments in fourteen languages to share with your own beloved poppet and petit chou.

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Little White Rabbit - Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062006424
Publication Date: 2011-01-25
In the newest picture book from bestselling Caldecott Medalist Henkes, a curious young rabbit hops through the wide world before finally ending up safe at home. Full color illustrations.

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Me... Jane - Patrick McDonnell
ISBN: 9780316045469
Publication Date: 2011-04-05
The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Gift of Nothing" presents an inspiring story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee. With anecdotes taken directly from Goodall's autobiography, McDonnell makes this very true story accessible for the very young. Full color.

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Mouse and Lion - Rand Burkert; Nancy E. Burkert (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545101479
Publication Date: 2011-10-01
A retelling of the well-known fable in which a little mouse saves the life of the King of Beasts.

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Naamah and the Ark at Night - Susan Campbell Bartoletti; Holly Meade (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763642426
Publication Date: 2011-08-09
Naamah is the wife of Noah, and her name means great singer. For 40 days and 40 nights, as the Ark tosses on the storm-wracked seas, Naamah sings to the animals. An age-old tale is told afresh in a soothing poetic form with collage illustrations by a Caldecott honoree. Full color.

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A New Year's Reunion - Li Qiong Yu; Zhu Chen Liang (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763658816
Publication Date: 2011-10-31
Little Maomao's father works in faraway places and comes home just once a year, for Chinese New Year. But all too soon it is time for Papa to go away again.

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Over and under the Snow - Kate Messner; Christopher Silas Neal (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780811867849
Publication Date: 2011-10-19
Over the snow, the world is hushed and white. But under the snow exists a secret kingdom of squirrels and snow hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other animals that live through the winter safe and warm, awake and busy, under the snow.

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Prudence Wants a Pet - Cathleen Daly; Stephen Michael King (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596434684
Publication Date: 2011-06-21
Prudence wants a pet. Desperately. Will she ever find the perfect pet?

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See Me Run - Paul Meisel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823423491
Publication Date: 2011-07-29
Happiness is a day in the park for this pack of joyful canines. They run, chase one antoher, jump in mud, go for a swim, and dig, dig, dig! Their doggy day becomes even more wonderful when they discover a mother lode of bones! But when the bones magically arrange themselves as a T. rex, the dogs find themselves running once again, this time away from the giant skeleton!

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Should I Share My Ice Cream? - Mo Willems (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423143437
Publication Date: 2011-06-14
Using vocabulary that is perfect for beginning readers (and vetted by an early-learning specialist), Mo Willems has crafted a funny story about the challenges of doing the right thing.

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Stars - Mary Lyn Ray; Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442422490
Publication Date: 2011-10-04
A star is how you know it's almost night. As soon as you see one, there's another, and another. And the dark that comes doesn't feel so dark. What if you could have a star? From acclaimed author Mary Lyn Ray and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Marla Frazee comes this tender, evocative - and profound - exploration of stars both near and far.

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Tales for Very Picky Eaters - Josh Schneider (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547149561
Publication Date: 2011-05-02
James is a very picky eater. His dad has to get creative—very creative—in order to get James to eat foods he thinks he doesn’t like. But it is eventually James himself who discovers that some foods are not so bad, after all, if you’re willing to give them a try.

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Tell Me the Day Backwards - Albert Lamb; David McPhail (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763650551
Publication Date: 2011-03-22
In this delightful bedtime story, a young bear tells his mama all about his exciting day--in reverse--inspiring little listeners to do the same. Full color.

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Ten Little Caterpillars - Bill, Jr., Bill Martin; Lois Ehlert (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442433854
Publication Date: 2011-08-30
Ten little caterpillars are out and about in our big wild world—come join them! You never know what you might find....A butterfly, perhaps?

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These Hands - Margaret H. Mason; Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547215662
Publication Date: 2011-03-07
Joseph's grandpa could do almost anything with his hands. He could play the piano, throw a curveball, and tie a triple bowline knot in three seconds flat. But in the 1950s and ‘60s, he could not bake bread at the Wonder Bread factory. Factory bosses said white people would not want to eat bread touched by the hands of the African Americans who worked there.   In this powerful intergenerational story, Joseph learns that people joined their hands together to fight discrimination so that one day, their hands, €”Joseph's hands,€” could do anything at all in this whole wide world.

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Tia Isa Wants a Car - Meg Medina; Claudio Muñoz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763641566
Publication Date: 2011-06-14
A little girl pitches in to help her tía save up for a big old car - and take the whole family to the beach - in a story told with warmth and sweetness.

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Where's Walrus? - Stephen Savage (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439700498
Publication Date: 2011-02-01
A happy-go-lucky Walrus escapes the zoo in search of adventure in this wordless instant classic.

 

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

For more info on the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. please visit:

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/geiselaward/

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Tales for Very Picky Eaters - Josh Schneider (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547149561
Publication Date: 2011-05-02
A father tells outlandish stories while trying to get his young son, who is a very picky eater, to eat foods he thinks he will not like.

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I Broke My Trunk! - Mo Willems (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423133094
Publication Date: 2011-02-08
Gerald the elephant tells his best friend Piggie a long, crazy story about how he broke his trunk.

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I Want My Hat Back - Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763655983
Publication Date: 2011-09-27
A bear almost gives up his search for his missing hat until he remembers something important.

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See Me Run - Paul Meisel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823423491
Publication Date: 2011-07-29
A dog has a fun-filled day at the dog park, in this easy-to-read story.

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Bink and Gollie - Kate DiCamillo; Alison McGhee; Tony Fucile (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763632663
Publication Date: 2010-09-14
Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion.

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Ling and Ting - Grace Lin
ISBN: 9780316024532
Publication Date: 2011-09-05
Ling and Ting are two adorable identical twins, and they stick together, whether they are making dumplings, getting their hair cut, or practicing magic tricks. But looks are deceiving--people can be very different, even if they look exactly the same.

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We Are in a Book! - Mo Willems (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423133087
Publication Date: 2010-09-14
Using vocabulary perfect for beginning readers (and vetted by an early-learning specialist), Mo Willems has crafted a mind-bending story that is even more interactive than previous Elephant & Piggie adventures.

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Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! - Geoffrey Hayes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780979923890
Publication Date: 2009-01-13
In this Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winner Benny and his sister Penny know it’s wrong to sneak into someone else’s backyard but their mysterious new neighbor – or is it a monster? – may be a thief. They go snooping and discover a lot about themselves and a new friend.

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Little Mouse Gets Ready - Jeff Smith (Artist)
ISBN: 9781935179016
Publication Date: 2008-01-14
There's lots to do before Little Mouse is ready to go visit the barn. Will he master all the intricacies of getting dressed, from snaps and buttons to Velcro and tail holes?

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Mouse and Mole, Fine Feathered Friends - Wong Herbert Yee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547519777
Publication Date: 2011-05-23
Join Mouse and Mole on another high-flying adventure in which teamwork, brainstorming, and good ideas always make for a fun day out!

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Pearl and Wagner - Kate McMullan; R. W. Alley (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780803730854
Publication Date: 2009-03-05
Wagner tells Pearl an embarrassing secret, Pearl tells Wagner a surprising secret, and Lulu tells Wagner a secret that turns out not to be a secret at all. Pearl and Wagner learn that while some secrets can bring friends closer, they can also cause trouble.

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Are You Ready to Play Outside? - Mo Willems (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423113478
Publication Date: 2008-10-28
Piggie can’t wait to go play in the sunshine.  But will a rainy day ruin all the fun?

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Chicken Said, "Cluck!" - Judyann Ackerman Grant; Sue Truesdell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780064442763
Publication Date: 2010-03-02
Earl and Pearl are planting pumpkins in the garden and Chicken wants to help. But all Chicken is good at is getting in the way. Then grasshoppers invade the pumpkin patch, and it's up to Chicken to save the day.

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One Boy - Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596432741
Publication Date: 2008-09-02
Using the numbers 1 through 10, her signature die-cut pages, and a vocabulary that is designed to show words inside other words, the author has engineered a tribute to wordplay that is unmatched.

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Stinky - Eleanor Davis (Artist)
ISBN: 9780979923845
Publication Date: 2008-06-17
Stinky, a monster who lives in a swamp, gets upset when a boy named Nick starts hanging around his swamp, and so he tries to scare Nick away.

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Wolfsnail - Sarah C. Campbell (Photographer); Richard P. Campbell (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781590785546
Publication Date: 2008-05-01
The wolfsnail hunts its prey: other snails. This true tale of horror begins in the leaf litter beside a quaint porch in Jackson, Mississippi.

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There Is a Bird on Your Head! - Mo Willems (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423106869
Publication Date: 2007-07-31
In There Is a Bird On My Head!, Gerald discovers that there is something worse than a bird on your head—two birds on your head!  Can Piggie help her best friend?

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First the Egg - Laura Vaccaro Seeger
ISBN: 9781596432727
Publication Date: 2007-09-04
WHICH CAME FIRST? The chicken or the egg? Simple die-cuts magically present transformation - from seed to flower, tadpole to frog, caterpillar to butterfly.

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Hello, Bumblebee Bat - Darrin Lunde; Patricia J. Wynne (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781570914645
Publication Date: 2007-07-01
Meet the inch-long bumblebee bat, the smallest bat species in the world.

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Jazz Baby - Lisa Wheeler; R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152025229
Publication Date: 2007-11-01
With a simple clap of hands, an itty-bitty beboppin' baby gets his whole family singing and dancing.

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Vulture View - April Pulley Sayre; Steve Jenkins (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805075571
Publication Date: 2007-10-02
Turkey vultures soar on the balmy air, looking for their next stinky feast. These birds don't hunt - they like their food to be already dead, and their eating habits serve a very important ecological role. Vultures are part of nature's clean-up crew.

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Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas - Cynthia Rylant; Suçie Stevenson (Illustrator); Suçie Stevenson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689834479
Publication Date: 2006-04-25
Henry (and of course Mudge) loves to visit Great Grandpa Bill. He lives in a house with a lot of other granpas who like to play with a little boy and his dog. But when Henry discovers a swimming pond near the granpas' house, he finds out how much fun the grandpas really can be.

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Hi! Fly Guy - Tedd Arnold (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439639033
Publication Date: 2005-09-01
The boy and fly meet and so begins a beautiful friendship. Er, and so begins a very funny friendship.

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A Splendid Friend, Indeed - Suzanne Bloom
ISBN: 9781590782866
Publication Date: 2005-03-01
Bear wants to read and write and think. Goose wants to talk and talk and talk. Can Bear and Goose be friends?

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Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa - Erica Silverman; Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152021245
Publication Date: 2005-04-01
Hold on to your hats! Two new pals have arrived on the scene: Cowgirl Kate and her stubborn, but devoted cowhorse, Cocoa. Together they count the herd, ride the range, and, of course, argue till the cows come home--as only best friends can do.

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Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day - Jean Van Leeuwen; Ann Schweninger (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780803728875
Publication Date: 2005-05-19

Amanda Pig and her family and friends try to find different ways to beat the heat.


This publication was supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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