Saturday, January 22, 2011

Young Hoosier Nominees for 2011-2012 Picture Books

Princess K.I.M. and the Lie that Grew
-After new girl Kim tells her classmates she is from a royal family, her lie grows and grows.

The Boy Who Invented TV -This picture-book biography explains how Farnsworth held on to his dream to develop television and the scientific concepts behind it.

Adventures in Cartooning
-Once upon a time...a princess tried to make a comic. And with the help of a magical cartooning elf, she learned how--well enough to draw her way out of an encounter with a dangerous dragon, near-death by drowning, and into her very own adventure! --from publisher description.

Are You Ready to Play Outside? -Friends Elephant and Piggie are playing outside when it starts to rain, and then they must decide what to do.

The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau -This exciting picture book biography introduces young readers to Jacques Cousteau, the world's ambassador of the oceans.

Ain't Nothing But A Man- Historian Scott Reynolds Nelson recounts how he came to discover the real John Henry, an African-American railroad worker who became a legend in the famous song.

Bats at the Library-Bored with another normal, inky evening, bats discover an open library window and fly in to enjoy the photocopier, water fountain, and especially the books and stories found there.

Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class - For "Peace Week," the animals in Miss Fox's class find ways to be peaceful, instead of squabbling with each other.

The Mitten
-A retelling of the traditional tale of how a boy's lost mitten becomes a refuge from the cold for an increasing number of animals.

Big Chickens Fly the Coop
- Four fearful chickens venture out to see the farmhouse, with humorous results.

Lousy Rotten Stinkin' Grapes -Retells the fable of a frustrated fox that, after many tries to reach a high bunch of grapes, decides they must be sour anyway.

Spot the Plo
t - Thirteen witty and wacky poems pose riddles that challenge readers to "Name That Book." With a glass slipper here and a spiderweb there, Lynn Munsinger's adorable illustrations lead young readers to the solutions. From Goodnight Moon to Madeline, children and parents alike will delight in recognizing their most cherished stories.

Before Columbu
s - This study of Native American societies is adapted for younger readers from Charles C. Mann's best-selling 1491. Turning conventional wisdom on its head, the book argues that the people of North and South America lived in enormous cities, raised pyramids hundreds of years before the Egyptians did, engineered corn, and farmed the rainforests.

The Curious Garden -Liam discovers a hidden garden and with careful tending spreads color throughout the gray city.

Miss Mingo and the First Day of School -Miss Mingo helps all of the animal students in her class overcome their shyness on the first day of school by encouraging them to share something special about themselves. Includes facts about animals.

Colonial Voices -Kay Winters' poems in the voices of different colonists, enhanced by historical notes, provide a glimpse into life in colonial times and the dramatic events of a famous rebellion.

Let's Do Nothing!- After playing actively all day two friends learn something when they try to do nothing at all.

Titanicat -A boy who has signed on as cabin boy aboard the Titanic helps ready the ship for its maiden voyage, but when it is time to set sail and he cannot find the ship's cat on board, he leaves the vessel to search for her.

Little Red Bird - After escaping from her cage to see the world, a little red bird finds it difficult to decide whether to stay free or to go home and never fly again.

Lady Liberty Biography -Tells the story of the Statue of Liberty, the sculptor, the engineer, the newspaper publisher, the poet and many others who had a part in the erection of this monument.

No comments: