Kuefler, Joseph. The Digger and the Flower K 10/15/2017
Latham, Irene. Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship K 10/15/2017
Ruiz, Mariana Johnson. While You Are Sleeping K 10/15/2017
Sandall, Ellie. Everybunny Count! K 10/15/2017
Note: The committee should keep in mind that the award is for distinguished illustrations in a picture book and for excellence of pictorial presentation for children. The award is not for didactic intent or for popularity.