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LARC Mocks: 2019 Picture Books

Working list of starred reviews to be considered for the Mock Caldecott and Newbery Award

Picture Books

Please alpha by author. If title is already on the list, please add abbreviation and date to it. (PW = Publishers Weekly, SLJ = School Library Journal, HB = Horn Book, Kirkus = K, Booklist = BL The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books = BCCB (feel free to add other journal titles and abbreviations.

Abadia, Ximo  Goliath: The Boy Who Was Different  K 3/1/19

Aglukark, Susan  Una Huna? What is This? K 1/15/19

Alexander, Kwame.  How to Read a Book.  BL 3/15/19, K 4/15/19

Amato, Max  Perfect  K 10/15/18

Andres, Jose Carlos  Adopting a Dinosaur  K 4/1/19

Appelt, Kathi.  Max Attacks.  BL 4/15/19, K 4/1/19

Archer, Micha  Daniel's Good Day.  PW 3/11/19, K 3/15/19, SLJ 5/19

Anchin, Lisa.  The Little Green Girl.  BL 4/15/19

Argueta,Jorge.  Fuego, Fuegito/ Fire, Little Fire  K 8/15/19

Atteberry, Kevan.  The Ghost Cat.  BL 5/15/19

Atinuke,  B is for Baby  K 1/15/19

Baer, Julien.  The Book in the Book in the Book.  BL 2/1/19

Bagley, Jessixa. Henry and Bea. PW 8/26/19

Banks, Kate  Noah Builds an Ark  1/15/19

Barnes, Derrick  The King of Kindergarten  K 6/1/19, PW 6/24/19, BCCB 7-8/19, SLJ 8/19

Barnett, Mac. Circle. BCCB 2/19

Barnett, Mac. Hi, Jack! PW 7/8/19

Barnett, Mac. The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown. PW 2/18/19

Barnett, Mac  Just Because  K 7/1/19, SLJ 10/19

Becker, Aaron.  You Are Light  SLJ 3/19

Bell, Cece.  You Loves Ewe!  K 8/15/19

Bernstein, Galia. Leyla. PW 3/4/19

Best, Cari.  I'm Brave!  I'm Strong!  I'm Five!  SLJ 11/19

Bird, Betsy.  The Great Santa Stakeout.  BL 9/1/19

Brashares, Ben.  Being Edie Is Hard Today.  BL 4/1/19

Brosgol, Vera.  The Little Guys.  BL 2/15/19, SLJ 4/19, HB 5-6/19

Brown, Dolores.  The Truly Brave Princesses.  BL 11/15/18

Bryon, Nathan  Rocket Says Look Up!  K 4/1/19

Buitrago, Jairo.  Lion and Mouse  SLJ 5/19

Burach, Ross. The Very Impatient Caterpillar : Am I A Butterfly Yet? BCCB 1/19

Busheri, Devona  In the Jerusalem Forest  K 8/1/19

Button, Joshua & Wells, Robyn  Steve Goes to Carnival  K 1/1/19

Cali, Davide  Grown-Ups Never Do That  K 8/1/19

Cao, Wenxuan  Summer  K 3/15/19

Cassidy, Sara. The Moon is  a Silver Pond. PW 8/12/19

Cecil, Randy  Douglas  K 7/15/19

Cervantes, Angela.  Frida, el misterio del anillo del payo real y yo.  BL 8/19

Cha, Hanna.  Tiny Feet between the Mountains.  BL 11/15/19

Charles, Tami. Freedom Soup. PW 10/14/19

Chernysheva, Natalia. The Return  K 7/15/19

Cherry, Matthew.  Hair Love  SLJ 5/19

Chin, Louie  Bodega Cat  K 8/15/19, PW 10/14/19

Choi, Susan  Camp Tiger  K 3/1/19, PW 3/4/19, BL 4/1/19, SLJ 5/19, BCCB 6/19

Coelho, Joseph  Grandpa's Stories  K 2/15/19, PW 4/15/19

Colato Lainez, Rene  My Shoes and I / Mis Zapatos Y Yo   K 3/15/19

Cole, Henry  Spot & Dot  K 5/1/19

Cooper, Elisha  River  K 7/15/19, BL 9/1/19, SLJ 11/19

Cooper, Susan. The Shortest Day. PW 7/15/19, K 9/1/19

Cordell, Matthew.  Explorers.  BL 9/1/19

Curry, Parker. Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment  K 9/15/19

Cyrus, Kurt  Fix That Clock  K 9/1/19

Dahle, Gro  Angryman  K 12/1/18

Darvis, Jacky  Olive & Pekoe in Four Short Walks  K 12/15/18, HB 3-4/19

Davison, Danielle.  The Traveler's Gift: A Story of Loss and Hope  K 8/15/19

Deal, Laura  In the Sky at Nighttime  K 8/15/19

Dealey, Erin  Snow Globe Wishes  K 9/1/19

Dekko, Espen  Paws & Edward  K 3/1/19

De Luca, Luciana.  The Reader  K 8/15/19

Del Mazo, Margarita.  My Big Bear, My Little Bear, and Me  SLJ 11/19

Denos, Julia  Here and Now  K 6/15/19, PW 9/9/19

Desjardins, India  A Story About Cancer (With a Happy Ending) K 11/15/18

de Moraes, Ana.  The Night Bear.  BL 2/15/19

Doerrfeld, Cori. Goodbye Friend! Hello Friend! BCCB 7-8/19

Doerrfeld, Cori  Wild Baby  K 12/1/18

Donaldson, Julia. The Cook and the King. PW 2/18/19

Dubuc, Marianne. Otto and Pio. PW 12/3/18, ​SLJ 2/19

Eggers, Dave.  Tomorrow Most Likely  SLJ 3/19

Eggers, Dave.  Most of the Better Natural Things in the World  10/1/19, BL 11/1/19

Eland, Eva  When Sadness is at Your Door  K 11/1/18, PW 12/24/18

Elia, Stella  Old Man of the Sea  K 8/1/19

Eliot, Hannah.  Lunar New Year  ​SLJ 2/19

Elliot, David  Oink  K 2/15/19

Elschner, Geraldine.  My Little Chick  SLJ 5/19

Elya, Susan Middleton.  Our Celebracion!  BL 11/1/18

Fagan, Cary  King Mouse  K 7/1/19

Falatko, Julie.  The Great Indoors.  BL 3/15/19

Farina, Matthew. Lawrence in the Fall. PW 3/11/19

Farrell, Alison  The Hike  K 7/15/19

Ferry, Beth.  The Scarecrow  SLJ 9/19

Flett, Julie  Birdsong  K 7/1/19​, ​SLJ 9/19, PW 9/30/19

Fogliano, Julie.  Just in Case You Want to Fly.  BL 9/1/19, SLJ 10/19

Forsythe, Matthew. Pokko and the Drum. PW 7/29/19, BL 9/1/19

Fox, Mem.  Roly Poly  K 10/1/19

Freedman, Deborah.  Carl and the Meaning Life  SLJ 3/19, BL 3/15/19

Frost, Helen  Hello, I'm Here!  K 3/1/19

Gale, Heather. Ho'onani: Hula Warrior. PW 7/29/19

Gay, Marie-Louise.  Fern and Horn.  BL 9/1/19

Gill, Joel Christian  Fast Enough: Bessie Stringfield's First Ride  K 1/15/19

Gilmore, Sophie. Little Doctor and the Fearless Beast. PW 12/17/18, K 1/15/19, BL 3/1/19

Gladstone, James. My Winter City. PW 10/21/19

Godwin, Jane.  Baby Day  ​SLJ 2/19

Godwin, Jane.  Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse  K 7/15/19

Gonzalez, Raul. Vamos! Let's Go to the Market! PW 1/28/19

Goodner, David  Ginny Goblin Cannot Have A Monster for a Pet  K 5/1/19

Goodner, David. Kondo & Kezumi Visit Giant Island. PW 7/8/19

Gordon, Gus. The Last Peach. PW 2/25/19, K 3/1/19, BL 5/1/19

Gregg, Sydni  Seagull & Sea Dragon  K 4/1/19

Greig, Louise.  Sweep  ​SLJ 9/19

Guest, Patrick  The Second Sky  K 1/15/19

Guojing  Storm: A Story About Finding a Forever Home  K 6/15/19, BL 8/19

Gyetxw, Hetxw'ms. The Grizzly Mother. PW 9/23/19

Haack, Daniel & Galupo, Isabel.  Maiden & Princess.  BL 3/15/19

Hale, Christy.  Todos Iguales/All Equal: Un Corrido de Lemon Grove/A Ballad of Lemon Grove.  BL 8/19

Hall, Michael.  Monkey Time.  BL 11/15/18

Hare, John.  Field Trip to the Moon  SLJ 5/19

Harney, Jenn  Underwear!  K 1/15/19

Harrison, Hannah E. Bear is Awake! An Alphabet Story. PW 11/11/19

Hart, Caryl  One Shoe Two Shoes  K 5/1/19

Harrison, Hannah.  Bear is Awake! An Alphabet Story  K 8/15/19, SLJ 11/19

Hartland, Jessie  My Tiny Pet  K 5/1/19

Hartman, Brooke  Dream Flights on Arctic Nights  K 12/15/18

Heder, Thyra. How Do You Dance? PW 5/13/19, K 6/1/19

Henderson, Judith.  Smell the Daisies.  BL 10/1/19

Henn, Sophy. Lifesize. PW 9/23/19

Herrera, Juan Felipe. Lejos/Far. PW 9/16/19

Hodge, Deborah  Cooking With Bear: A Story and Recipes from the Forest  K 1/15/19

Hoefler, Kate.  Rabbit and the Motorbike  K 7/15/19, BL 9/1/19

Hout, Mies van  From 1 To 10  K 4/1/19

Houts, Michelle  Sea Glass Summer  K 4/1/19

Ikegami, Aiko.  Hello  K 8/15/19

International Centre for the Picture Book in Society.  Migrations: Open Hearts, Open Borders  K 8/15/19

Jackson, Richard.  Puddle.  BL 2/1/19, K 1/15/19

James, Simon.  Mr. Scruff  K 8/15/19

Janeczko, Paul. The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems. PW 1/7/19

Javaherbin, Mina  My Grandma and Me  K 5/15/19,  SLJ 8/19, PW 9/9/19

Jobe, Lisa.  Can I Keep It?  BL 6/1-15/19, ​SLJ 7/19

John, Jory  The Good Egg  K 10/15/18, BL 1/1-15/19

Kelkar, Supriya.  The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh SLJ 8/19

Kim, Sang-Keum  Little Mole's Wish  K 9/1/19

Klein, Cheryl B.  Wings.  BL 11/15/18, PW 12/10/18

Krauss, Ruth. Roar Like a Dandelion. PW 7/22/19,  K 7/15/19, SLJ 10/19

Kumin, Maxine and Anne Sexton. The Wizard's Tears. PW 2/11/19

Kvasnoksy, Laura McGee.  Squeak!  BL 7/19,  SLJ 8/19

Lacera, Jorge  Zombies Don't Eat Veggies!  K 2/15/19

Lanan, Jessica.  The Fisherman and the Whale  SLJ 5/19

Larsen, Andrew.  Me, Toma, and the Concrete Garden.  BL 5/15/19

Latham, Irene.  Meet Miss Fancy.  BL 1/1-15/19

Leason, Jennifer & Chartrad, Norman.  Blueberry Patch/Mayabeekamneeboon  K 7/15/19

Lebeuf, Darren  My Forest is Green  K 2/15/19

Ledyard, Stephanie Parsley. Home is a Window. HB 3-4/19,  SLJ 4/19

Lee, Uk-Bae  When Spring Comes the DMZ  K 1/15/19

Leslie, Lindsay.  This Book is Spineless.  BL 2/1/19

Lieb, Josh  Chapter Two is Missing!  K 8/15/19

Light, Steve.  Mama Tiger Tiger Cub.  BL 10/15/19

Liu, Joanne  My City K 3/1/19

Lloyd-Jones, Sally  Hats off to Mr. Pockles!  K 10/15/18

Lloyd-Jones, Sally.  Look!  I Wrote a Book!  (And You Can Too!).  BL 6/1-15/19

Loney, Andrea.  Double Bass Blues  K 8/15/19, PW 8/26/19

Lucianovic, Stephanie V.W.  The End of Something Wonderful: A Practical Guide to a Backyard Funeral.  BL 8/19

Lukoff, Kyle. When Aidan Became a Brother. PW 4/15/19, K 4/1/19

Luyken, Corinna  My Heart  K 12/15/18, ​SLJ 2/19

Lyons, Kelly  Going Down Home With Daddy  K 2/15/19,  SLJ 4/19

Mackintosh, David  Waiting For Chicken Smith  K 4/1/19

MacLachlan, Patricia. The Hundred-Year Barn. PW 5/20/19

Maillard, Kevin Noble  Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story  K 7/15/19, PW 8/5/19, BL 9/1/19, SLJ 10/19

Manapov, Masha.  Ariba: An Old Tale About New Shoes  K 10/15/19

Marcellino, Fred  Arrivederci, Crocodile Or See You Later Alligator  K 7/1/19

Marino, Gianna  Just Like My Brother  K 2/1/19

Marshall, Linda  Good Night Wind  K 12/15/18

Matsuoka, Tatsuhide. Jump! PW 8/12/19

McClintock, Barbara. Vroom! PW 4/15/19, BL 5/15/19, K 5/1/19

McDaniel, Breanna J. Hands Up! PW 11/5/18

McKissack, Patricia C. What Is Given from the Heart. PW 10/29/18, K 10/1/18, ​SLJ 2/19

McMullan, Kate.  As Warm as the Sun  SLJ 8/19

Meddour, Wendy  Lubna and Pebble  K 12/15/18, BL 3/1/19

Mello, Roger.  Charcoal Boys.  BL 9/1/19

Mena, Pato.  La Gran fiesta de los olores.  BL 8/19

Mendez, Yamile  Where Are You From?  K 4/15/19

Mercurio, Ishta.  Small World  ​SLJ 7/19

Messier, Mireille  Treasure  K 5/15/19

Meyer, William Big Breath: A Guided Meditation for Kids  K 7/15/19

Millay, Edna St. Vincent  Afternoon On a Hill  K 2/1/19

Miller, Kelly Leigh  I Am a Wolf  K 3/1/19

Miniver, William.  Driftwood Days  K 9/15/19, PW 9/30/19

Miyakoshi, Akiko.  The Piano Recital  ​SLJ 9/19

Moore, Lindsay  Sea Bear: A Journey for Survival  K 10/15/18

Mora, Oge. Saturday. PW 7/1/19, BL 7/19, K 7/15/19, SLJ 10/19

Morris, Richard T.  Bear Came Along.  BL 3/15/19, K 4/1/19

Muhammad, Ibtihaj  The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family  K 7/1/19, PW 7/22/19, ​SLJ 9/19, v

Murguia, Bethanie Deeney  The Favorite Book  K 7/1/19

Myers, Matt. Hum and Swish. PW 4/8/19

Narh, Samuel  Maisie's Scrapbook  K 2/1/19

Newman, Leslea. Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island Story. PW 10/29/18, BL 1/1-15/19

Newson, Karl  I Am a Tiger  K 6/1/19

Nielsen, Susin  Princess Puffybottom... and Darryl  K 10/1/18

Noakes, Polly. Hide and Seek. PW 4/1/19

Norman, Kim  Give Me Back My Bones!  K 5/1/19

Nyongo, Lupita.  Sulwe  K 8/15/19, PW 8/5/19

Oh, Joowon.  Our Favorite Day  ​SLJ 9/19

Oral, Feridun  When the Moon Came Down  K 3/1/19

Orbeck-Nilssen, Constance  Vanishing Colors  K 2/15/19

Ouyessad, Myriam  The Wolf Will Not Come  K 7/15/19

Paterson, Katherine.  The Night of His Birth  K 8/15/19, K 9/1/19

Paul, Miranda. Nine Months: Before a Baby is Born. PW 1/28/19

Pawlak, Pawel.  Oscar Seeks a Friend  K 7/15/19, BL 10/1/19

Peoples-Riley, Daria  I Got Next  K 6/1/19,  SLJ 8/19

Percival, Tom  Ruby Finds a Worry  K 6/1/19

Perkins, Lynne Rae.  Wintercake  SLJ 10/19

Perkins, Mitali. Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border. PW 5/27/19

Phi, Bao.  My Footprints  ​SLJ 9/19

Picard, Valeie  The Invisible Garden  K 2/15/19

Pinkney, Brian.  Puppy Truck  SLJ 7/19

Pizzoli, Tamara  Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO  K 5/1/19

Portis, Antoinette. Hey, Water! HB 3-4/19

Poulin, Andree  When You're Scared  K 1/15/19

Quintero, Isabel. My Papi Has a Motorcycle. PW 3/11/19, BL 4/15/19, SLJ 5/19, HB 5-6/19

Raczka, Bob.  Beware!  SLJ 11/19

Raschka, Chris.  The Magic Flute.  BL 5/15/19

Ramos, Mario.  I Am So Clever.  BL 4/15/19

Ramstein, Anne-Margot  Inside Outside  K 2/1/19

Ransome, James E.  The Bell Rang.  BL 11/1/18, K 11/1/18, PW 11/19/18, HB 1-2/19

Raschka, Chris. The Magic Flute. PW 5/13/19, K 5/1/19

Raschka, Chris. Mother Goose of Pudding Lane. PW 5/27/19

Raschka, Chris. Side by Side: A Celebration of Dads. PW 2/25/19, SLJ 3/19

Raschka, Chris.  Mother Goose of Pudding Lane.  BL 7/19

Rash, Andy.  The Happy Book and Other Feelings.  BL 2/15/19

Raul The Third. Vamos! Let's Go to the Market! BCCB 3/19, HB 3-4/19

Rayner, Abigail.  I Am a Thief!  K 7/15/19

Rayner, Jacqueline  Hats Are Not for Cats!  K 5/1/19

Read, Kate.  One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller  K 7/15/19, SLJ 11/19

Reidy, Jean  PUP 681:  A Sea Otter Rescue Story  K 12/15/18

Reidy, Jean  Truman  K 5/1/19, ​SLJ 7/19

Rex, Adam.  Why?  BL 8/19

Rex, Adam.  Pluto Gets the Call.  BL 9/1/19

Reynolds, Shauna LaVoy.  Poetree  SLJ 3/19

Rice, Clay.  On the Stroke of Goodnight  K 7/15/19

Richards, Dan.  Once upon a Goat.  BL 5/15/19

Richards, Dan  Penny and Penelope  K 6/1/19

Robinson, Christian. Another. PW 11/19/18, K 1/15/19, HB 3-4/19

Rose, Tiffany.  M is for Malanin: A Celebration of the Black Child  K 9/15/19

Rotner, Shelley  Colors  K 5/1/19

Ruzzier, Sergio. Good Boy. PW 11/5/18, 12/1/18, HB 1-2/19

Ryan, Candace  Red Light, Green Lion  K 3/15/19

Rylant, Cynthia. Motor Mouse. PW 2/4/19

Saeed, Aisha  Bilal Cooks Daal  K 3/1/19

Sanders, Rob.  Ball and Balloon SLJ 8/19

Sarcone-Roach, Julia. There Are No Bears In This Bakery. PW 10/29/18, SLJ 12/18

Savage, Stephen.  Sign Off  SLJ 5/19, BL 5/1/19

Scanlon, Liz Garton.  One Dark Bird.  BL 6/1-15/19

Schachner, Judy.  Stretchy  McHandsome.  BL 10/15/19

Schneider, Josh  Ultrabot's First Playdate  K 4/1/19

Schwartz, Amy  Busy Babies  K 3/1/19

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro.  Why?  BL 5/15/19, K 5/15/19

Shannon, David. Mr. Nogginbody Gets a Hammer. PW 7/1/19

Shea, Bob.  Unicorn is Maybe Not so Great After All.  BL 5/1/19, K 6/1/19

Shea, Bob. Who Wet My Pants? PW 5/27/19, K 6/1/19, BL 6/1-15/19

Silvestro, Annie.  Butterfiles on the First Day of School  SLJ 8/19

Sima, Jessie. Spencer's New Pet. PW 5/13/19, BL 5/15/19, K 5/15/19

Simler, Isabelle  Sweet Dreamers  K 2/15/19, SLJ 3/19

Simler, Isabelle  My Wild Cat  K 8/15/19

Smith, Heather.  The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden.  BL 6/1-15/19, K 6/15/19, ​SLJ 9/19

Smith, Sydney. Small in the City. PW 7/8/19, K 7/15/19, ​SLJ 9/19, BL 9/1/19

Smouha, C.K. Sock Story  K 2/1/19

Snape, Emily. Old MacDonald Had a Baby. PW 8/19/19, SLJ 11/19

Snicket, Lemony  Swarm of Bees  K 2/15/19

Snyder, Laurel. Charlie & Mouse Even Better. HB 5-6/19

Snyder, Laurel. Hungry Jim. PW 7/22/19

Soman, David. How to Two. BCCB 1/19, HB 3-4/19

Sorell, Traci.  At the Mountain's Base  ​SLJ 9/19,  BL 11/1/19

Soussana, Nathalie.  Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees  K 8/15/19

Stead, Philip  Music for Mister Moon  K 2/15/19, BL 3/15/19, SLJ 5/19

Steele, K-Fai  A Normal Pig  K 3/1/19, PW 3/18/19, BL 7/19

Stein, David Ezra.  Hush, Little Bunny  SLJ 12/18

Sterer, Gideon. Not Your Nest! PW 12/10/18

Steuerwald, Joy  The Peculiar Pig  K 3/15/19

Stevens, Janet & Susan Stevens Crummel.  The Donkey Egg.  BL 11/15/18

Stevenson, Robin.  Pride Colors  ​SLJ 2/19

Stewart, Sarah.  This Book of Mine  SLJ 8/19

Stutzman, Jonathan. Llama Destroys the World. PW 3/4/19, BCCB 5/19

Sullivan, Rosana. Mommy Sayang. PW 4/15/19

Sullivan, Tom  Out There  K 3/15/19

Surnaite, Margarita.  The Lost Book  

Sylvester, Kevin  Gargantua (JR!) Defender of the Earth  K 1/15/19

Tabor, Corey R. Snail Crossing. PW 9/30/19

Teague, Mark. Fly! PW 6/3/19, K 7/1/19, BL 7/19

Teckentrup, Britta  My Little Book of Big Questions  K 2/15/19

Testa, Nicole  Lili Macaroni  K 6/1/19

Tham, Thao.  My Cat Looks like My Dad.  BL 3/15/19

Thimmesh, Catherine.  A Baby Like You  SLJ 11/19

Thong, Roseanne Greenfield.  One Is a Pinata: A Book of Numbers  SLJ 3/19

Thorn, Theresa  It Feels Good To Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity  K 3/15/19, PW 4/1/19

Toht, Patricia.  Pick a Pumpkin.  BL 9/1/19

Timbaland with Christopher Myers. Nighttime Symphony. PW 2/18/19

Timmers, Leo. Monkey on the Run. PW 1/14/19

Tsarfati, Einat. The Neighbors. PW 10/8/18

Tsurumi, Andrea. Crab Cake: Turning the Tide Together. PW 10/22/18, K 10/1/18

Tullet, Herve.  I Have an Idea!  SLJ 3/19

Turk, Evan. You Are Home: An Ode to the National Parks. PW 3/25/19, BL 4/1/19

Uegaki, Chieri  Ojiichan's Gift  K 2/15/19

Underwood, Deborah  Ogilvy  K 3/15/19

Urberuaga, Emilio. Gilda the Giant Sheep. PW 10/8/18

Urio, Barbara Castro. Goodnight, Rainbow Cats. PW 10/14/19

Valerio, Geraldo  Friends  K 1/15/19

Van, Muon Thi  One is a Lot (Except When It's Not)  K 7/15/19

van Hout, Mies.  From 1 to 10.  BL 6/1-15/19

Veissid, Jacqueline.  A Caspian Finds a Friend  K 9/15/19

Velasquez, Eric.  Octopus Stew  ​SLJ 9/19

Vermette, Katherena  The Girl and The Wolf  K 12/15/18

Vilela, Fernando  Along the Tapajos  K 8/1/19, SLJ 11/19

Vo, Nancy  The Ranger  K 5/1/19

Walsh, Liam Francis.  Make a Wish, Henry Bear  SLJ 4/19

Wang, Holman  Great Job, Mom!  K 4/1/19

Ware, Marisa  Where's Buddha?  K 11/15/18

Weaver, Jo  Little Tigers  K 7/1/19

Wenxuan, Cao. Summer. PW 2/25/19

Wenzel, Brendan. A Stone Sat Still. PW 5/13/19, BL 7/19,  SLJ 8/19

Wheeler, Eliza.  Home in the Woods  K 8/15/19, BL 9/1/19

Wild, Charlotte Sullivan. The Amazing Idea of You. PW 12/17/18

Wild, Margaret  The Feather  K 3/15/19

Willems, Mo.  Because.  PW 11/19/18, 12/1/18

Willems, Mo.  The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!  BL 5/1/19, K 6/1/19

Wohnoutka, Mike  So Big!  K 6/1/19

Wong, Liz.  The Goose Egg.  12/1/18

Woodcock, Fiona.  Hello.  BL 4/15/19

Xiaojing, Jin  I Miss My Grandpa  K 6/15/19, PW 9/9/19

Yang, Kao Kalia  A Map Into the World  PW 8/12/19, K 8/15/19

Yoon, JooHee.  Up Down Inside Out  SLJ 11/19

Yoshitake, Shinsuke  The Boring Book  K 6/15/19

Yuly, Tomi  The Whole Wide World and Me  K 1/1/19

Zachariah, Abdul-Razak  The Night Is Yours  ​SLJ 7/19

Zhang, Kat  Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao  K 7/1/19

Zuill, Andrea.  Sweety.  BL 1/1-15/19


  1. In identifying a “distinguished American picture book for children,” defined as illustration, committee members need to consider:
    1. Excellence of execution in the artistic technique employed;
    2. Excellence of pictorial interpretation of story, theme, or concept;
    3. Appropriateness of style of illustration to the story, theme or concept;
    4. Delineation of plot, theme, characters, setting, mood or information through the pictures;
    5. Excellence of presentation in recognition of a child audience.
  2. The only limitation to graphic form is that the form must be one which may be used in a picture book. The book must be a self-contained entity, not dependent on other media (i.e., sound, film or computer program) for its enjoyment.
  3. Each book is to be considered as a picture book. The committee is to make its decision primarily on the illustration, but other components of a book are to be considered especially when they make a book less effective as a children’s picture book. Such other components might include the written text, the overall design of the book, etc.

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.