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
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 1st, 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
Published: Clarion Books - 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
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - September 1st, 2008

from Newbery award winning author Kirby Larson comes a remarkable true story of the devotion, friendship, and survival of two pets left behind in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In the tradition of Owen and Mzee, this beautiful picture book is a testament to the spirit that defined post-Katrina rescue missions.

Bats at the Library (A Bat Book) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618999231
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Published: Clarion Books - September 8th, 2008

Frolic through the library with Caldecott honor winner and New York Times best-selling creator Brian Lies’ adorable bats.  This nighttime escapade is part of the award winning Bat Book series, perfect for bedtime reading as well as budding book lovers on Halloween and all year round.

Can it be true?

Critter Sitter Cover Image
By Chuck Richards, Chuck Richards (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780802795953
Published: Walker & Company - October 1st, 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
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
By David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439490290
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Published: The Blue Sky Press - October 1st, 2008

Caldecott Honor winner and bestselling author-illustrator David Shannon makes readers laugh aloud when young Spencer's mountain of toys becomes overwhelming. A book that will be read again and again.

Spencer has too many toys! His father trips over them, his mother falls over them, and the house is overflowing with junk.

Ms. McCaw Learns to Draw Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780439829144
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - January 1st, 2008

Kaethe Zemach's latest adorable offering is both a sweet school story AND a lesson for little fingers on how to draw!

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.

Snoring Beauty Cover Image
By Bruce Hale, Howard Fine (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780152163143
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 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 . . .

Dirty Joe, the Pirate: A True Story Cover Image
By Bill Harley, Jack E. Davis (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780066237800
Published: HarperCollins - 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
ISBN: 9780375844591
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Published: 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
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - 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.

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