2021 FINALISTS - CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK (4-7 YEARS)
See below for the list of 2021 finalists in the CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK (4-7 YEARS) category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Register to attend the virtual award ceremony (May 11-14, 2021) to learn which book wins Gold.
Jazz Fly 3: The Caribbean Sea
Author: Matthew Gollub, illustrated by Karen Hanke
Publisher: Tortuga Press
Share the Jazz Fly’s magnifique ocean adventure, brimming with jazz music and fun words in Spanish and French! Kindness and creativity, too. According to Story Monsters Ink, this beautifully illustrated, multi-media showcase is “a picture book that really has it all: motion, color, rhythm, education, imagination, and boundless energy.”
A Letter from Tashi: A Snow Leopard Tale
Author: Carrie Hasler, illustrated by Jan Smith
Publisher: San Diego Zoo Global Press
High in the Himalayas, Tashi the snow leopard delivers the mail. When she finds a stranger’s mailbox that never gets any mail, she writes a kind letter to its owner. Tashi discovers that her kindness comes back to her in an unexpected way, just when she needs it the most.
The Tiny Giant
Author: Barbara Ciletti, illustrated by Cathy Morrison
Publisher: Schiffer Kids
How do forests grow? Follow the journey of one tiny acorn from seed to tree and celebrate how the power of one can touch so many. As the seasons pass and the weather changes, the tiny acorn steadily supports a thriving ecosystem and eventually grows into a giant oak tree—one day destined to become a magnificent forest.
2020 WINNERS - CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK (4-7 YEARS)
See below for the list of 2020 winners in the CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK (4-7 YEARS) category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.
Jack & Agyu
2020 Gold Winner
Author: Justine Villanueva, illustrated by Lynnor Bontigao
Publisher: Sawaga River Press
Jack struggles to see himself represented in the books he loves to read until his mother shares the tales of Agyu, a Filipino-Bukidnon epic hero.
The Artist Who Loved Cats: The Inspiring Tale of Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen
2020 Silver Winner
Author: Susan S. Bernardo, illustrated by Courtenay Fletcher
Publisher: Inner Flower Child Books
This rhyming picture book biography of Théophile Steinlen is a celebration of art, inspiration, and following your heart to create a life that you love.
What Does It Mean To Be American?
2020 Silver Winner
Authors: Rana Diorio and Elad Yoran, illustrated by Nina Mata
An engaging picture book for children that celebrates what it means to be American—regardless of politics!
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