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Award winners 2010 to the present
Hello Lighthouse by
Call Number: PZ7 .B53 He 2018
2019 WINNER: Written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Published by Little, Brown and Company.
This book transports readers to the seaside in timeless, nautical splendor! Watch the days and seasons pass as the wind blows, the fog rolls in, and icebergs drift by. Outside, there is water all around. Inside, the daily life of a lighthouse keeper and his family unfolds as the keeper boils water for tea, lights the lamp's wick, and writes every detail in his logbook.
Wolf in the Snow
Call Number: PZ7.C678 Wo 2017
2018 WINNER: Written and illustrated by Matthew Cordell. Published by Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan.
A girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home? Paintings rich with feeling tell this satisfying story of friendship and trust. Here is a book set on a wintry night that will spark imaginations and warm hearts.
Call Number: PZ7.S825 Rad 2016
2017 WINNER: Written and illustrated by Javaka Steptoe. Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Somewhere in Brooklyn, a little boy dreams of being a famous artist, not knowing that one day he would make himself a king. This lovely book tells the story of Jean-Michael Basquiat's childhood dreams of being an artist.
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
Call Number: PZ7.M38 Fin 2015
2016 winner: Written by Lindsay Mattick; illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
A woman tells her young son the true story of the bear who became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
Call Number: PZ 7 .S235 Adv 2014
2015 WINNER: Written and illustrated by Dan Santat. Published by Little Brown & Company.
An imaginary friend waits a long time to be imagined by a child and given a special name, and finally does the unimaginable--he sets out on a quest to find his perfect match in the real world
Call Number: PZ 7.F66 loc 2013
2014 WINNER: Written and illustrated by Brian Floca. Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Learn what it was like to travel on the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s.
This Is Not My Hat
Call Number: PZ 7 .K65 Th 2012
2013 WINNER: Written and illustrated by Jon Klassen. Published by Candlewick Press.
A little fish thinks he can get away with stealing a hat.
A Ball for Daisy
Call Number: PZ 7 .R1814 Bal 20
2012 WINNER: Written and illustrated by Chris Raschka. Published by Schwartz & Wade Books.
A wordless picture book showing the fun a dog has with her ball, and what happens when it is lost.
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Call Number: PZ 7 .S817 Si 2010
2011 WINNER: Written by Philip C. Stead; illustrated by Erin E. Stead. Published by Neal Porter Books/Roaring Brook Press.
Zookeeper Amos McGee always makes time to visit his friends who live at the zoo until the day he stays home because he is sick.
The Lion and the Mouse
Call Number: PZ 8.2 .P456 Li 2009
2010 WINNER: Written and illustrated by Jerry Pinkey. Published by Little Brown & Company.
In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable set in the African Serengeti, an adventuresome mouse proves that even a small creature is capable of great deeds when she rescues the King of the Jungle.