• Caldecott Award - This Is Not My Hat

    by Jon Klassen Year Published: E KLA
    In this darkly humorous tale, a tiny fish knows it’s wrong to steal a hat. It fits him just right. But the big fish wants his hat back. Klassen’s controlled palette, opposing narratives and subtle cues compel readers to follow the fish and imagine the consequence.
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  • Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America

    by Andrea Davis Pinkney; 
illus. by Brian Pinkney Year Published:
    A collective biography of ten well-known African American men who dramatically changed history. Each acted with fervor and rose to greatness through education and how they chose to live their lives. Pinkney’s focus on that point makes this a unique and refreshing collection.
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  • Newberry Award - The One and Only Ivan

    by Katherine Applegate Year Published: 2011 F APP
    When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
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  • Sasquatch Award - National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society

    by Michael Buckley ; illustrations by Ethen Beavers Year Published: 2010 F BUC (pb)
    Once more a team of "nerds" try to save the world from their secret headquarters in the basement of their school.
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  • Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award - Little Pink Pup

    by Johanna Kerby Year Published: 2010 E KER
    This remarkable story of a Little Pink Pig and his dachshund mom will steal your heart!When Pink was born, he was the runt of the litter. He was so tiny that his bigger pig siblings pushed him out of the way to get food. So it was a good thing that Tink, a brand-new dachshund mom, was there to help. She cuddled up with Pink and made him feel right at home. Soon he was strong enough to play with his new puppy siblingsThanks to Tink's motherly instincts, Pink's story has a happy ending: he is now a big, healthy pig, thriving on the farm. The heartwarming bond between Pink and his adopted family proves that love and acceptance are just a tail wag away!
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