2010 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Nominees, Ages 4-8

2010 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Nominees
Ages 4-8
The Pencil Cover Image
By Allan Ahlberg, Bruce Ingman (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763638948
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Published: Candlewick - August 12th, 2008

The creators of THE RUNAWAY DINNER and PREVIOUSLY team up to imagine the comical world that comes to life when a lonely pencil starts to draw.

"One day that little pencil made a move, shivered slightly, quivered somewhat . . . and began to draw."


One Is a Feast for Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale Cover Image
By Judy Cox, Jeffrey Ebbeler (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780823419777
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Holiday House - September 2008

Perfect for Thanksgiving, this warm and humourous picture book gently reminds us to give thanks for the little things. The Thanksgiving feast is over. Leftover turkey and pumpkin pie litter the table. Mouse peeps out of his hidey-hole and spots a small green pea. the perfect feast for one mouse.


Bone Soup Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618809080
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 8th, 2008

Known across the land for his infamous appetite, Finnigin is never seen without his eating stool, his eating spoon, and his gigantic eating mouth.


Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802797544
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Published: Walker & Company - August 5th, 2008

During Hurricane Katrina, evacuating New Orleans residents were forced to leave their pets behind. Bobbi the dog was initially chained to keep her safe, but after her owners failed to return, she had to break free. For months, Bobbi wandered the city's ravaged streets-dragging her chain behind her-followed by her feline companion, Bob Cat.


Bats at the Library Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780618999231
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 2008

Houghton Mifflin Company Another inky evening's here The air is cool and calm and clear.
Can it be true? Oh, can it be?
Yes Bat Night at the library


Critter Sitter Cover Image
By Chuck Richards, Chuck Richards (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780802795953
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Published: Walker & Company - September 30th, 2008

Henry has started his own critter-sitting business, and his neighbors are his first paying customers. Watching this unruly menagerie is hardly a job for a beginner, but Henry is a true professional and never loses his cool.


Timothy And The Strong Pajamas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545033299
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - March 1st, 2008

The PATCHES OF POWER and the BUTTONS OF BRAVENESS lead to super strength -- and super trouble! -- in this triumph of the small.

Every night, Timothy tries to make himself stronger. He drinks milk. He exercises. He thinks STRONG thoughts ... all with the help of his faithful stuffed monkey.


Too Many Toys Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780439490290
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Published: Blue Sky Press (AZ) - October 2008

Spencer has too many toys His father trips over them, his mother falls over them, and the house is overflowing with junk. Now its time to give some of the mountain of goodies away, but Spencer finds it hard. In the end, he fills a box, but decides the one toy he can't part with is the box.


Ms. McCaw Learns to Draw Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780439829144
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - January 2008

Dudley Ellington tries, but he's just no good at school. Luckily, he has Ms. McCaw as a teacher. She's patient and she never lets other students pick on Dudley. Also, she knows wonderful things -- why stars shine, how plants grow. Dudley thinks Ms. McCaw knows everything.


Snoring Beauty Cover Image
By Bruce Hale, Howard Fine (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780152163143
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Published: Harcourt Children's Books - May 2008

Everyone knows the story of Sleeping Beauty: A handsome prince rescues a beautiful princess from a wicked fairy's terrible sleeping spell.

This story is just like the original. Except for the sarcastic frog narrator, the garlic-scented fairy, and--oh yeah--the princess in this book not only sleeps and snores . . . she's also been turned into a hot-pink and purple dragon


Dirty Joe, the Pirate: A True Story Cover Image
By Bill Harley, Jack E. Davis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780066237800
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Published: HarperCollins Publishers - May 13th, 2008

The dreaded Dirty Joe and his piratical crew sail in search of the smelliest treasure ever: dirty socks The rogues cheerfully pillage their way across the seven seas, until the day they run across another band of pirates-one led by the notorious Stinky Annie. Has Dirty Joe finally met his match?


Astronaut Handbook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375844591
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 10th, 2008

DO YOU HAVE what it takes to be an astronaut? Meghan McCarthy blasts readers off to astronaut school in her new, young, nonfiction picture book. Take a ride on the -Vomit Comet- and learn how it feels to be weightless. Have your measurements taken--100 to be exact--for your very own space suit.


Mrs. Muddle's Holidays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374350949
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - March 18th, 2008

Katie's neighbor Mrs. Muddle declares more holidays than anyone else, and she celebrates them in style. In March, she makes peanut-butter-and-birdseed cookies for the birds to enjoy on First Robin Day. The next month, she and Katie dance in the rain during First Shower of April. As the year goes on, Mrs.