Saturday, November 23, 2013

More New Books With Young Hoosier Book Award Nominees!!!!!!

Say Hello to the Snowy Animals- A young sled dog named Husky greets his arctic friends, each of whom responds with its own characteristic sounds.

Today is Halloween!- Illustrations and rhyming text describe the fun of trick-or-treating on Halloween.

Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon- When Gertie moves in next door with fancy toys and a huge television set, Molly shares lessons she learned from her grandmother about home-made playthings and imagination. 
The Little Christmas Tree- A young fir tree hates feeling small and useless, but as winter falls and Christmas approaches a small boy and his family discover that the tree is the perfect size for something very special.

Little Sweet Potato- When Little Sweet Potato gets knocked out of his garden patch, he is forced to search for a new home. 
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore- Morris Lessmore loves words, stories and books, and after a tornado carries him to another land, dreary and colorless, he finds a single book in color that leads him to an amazing library where, he learns, the books need him as much as he needs them.

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes- Beatrice is so well-known for never making a mistake that she is greeted each morning by fans and reporters, but a near-error on the day of the school talent show could change everything. 
Rosie Sprout's Time to Shine- Rosie's rival, Violet, outdoes her in everything until the class plants seeds for a unit on gardening.

Lemonade in Winter- Pauline and her brother John-John set up a stand to sell lemonade, limeade, and lemon-limeade one cold, wintry day, then try to attract customers as Pauline adds up their earnings.

Stuck- When Floyd's kite gets stuck in a tree, he tries to knock it down with increasingly larger and more outrageous things. 

 George Washington's Birthday- On George Washington's seventh birthday, he does chores, misbehaves, and dreams of a day when his birthday will be celebrated by all.  

Nightsong- Chiro, a young bat, is nervous about flying into the world for the first time without his mother, especially on a very dark night, but he soon learns to rely on his "song" to find his way and stay safe. 
Mousetronaut- A small but plucky mouse named Mike is sure that he can help the Space Shuttle astronauts, and ends up saving the whole mission. Includes facts about NASA and space travel. 

A Home for Bird- Vernon the toad takes the silent Bird on a journey in hopes of finding Bird's home.
Z is for Moose- Moose, terribly eager to play his part in the alphabet book his friend Zebra is putting together, then awfully disappointed when his letter passes, behaves rather badly until Zebra finds a spot for him. 

It's All About Me-ow- A cat gives three kittens advice on how to charm, entertain, and communicate with their new human family.

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