In March 2013, the Ladybug Picture Book Award committee chose the nominees for the 2013 Ladybug Picture Book Award. This is a great selection of stories to encourage reading at an early age.
The Ladybug Picture Book Award is designed to promote early literacy and honor the best in recently published children’s picture books. A committee of children’s librarians from around the state selected 10 picture book titles for young readers to read and vote on.
To be considered for nomination, a picture book must meet the following criteria:
- be published, in its current edition, within the last three years
- be in print
- have an author and illustrator both residing in the United States
- possess strong child appeal
- have artistic quality with text that supports the illustrations
- not be a title previously nominated
New Hampshire children, from preschool to third grade, will vote at their schools and libraries for the winning picture book in November 2013.
The 2013 nominees for the Ladybug Picture Book Award are:
“Chopsticks” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Scott Magoon (Disney/Hyperion, 2012)
“Creepy Carrots” by Aaron Reynolds & Peter Brown (Simon & Schuster, 2012)
“Extra Yarn” by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen (Balzer + Bray, 2011)
“Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” by William Joyce and Joe Bluhm (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012)
“Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon” by Patty Lovell and David Catrow (G. P. Putnam’s, 2012)
“If All the Animals Came Inside” by Eric Pinder and Marc Brown (Little, Brown & Co., 2012)
“Little Dog Lost” by Monica Carnesi (Nancy Paulsen, 2012)
“Over and Under the Snow” by Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal (Chronicle Books, 2010)
“Stuck” by Oliver Jeffers (Philomel Books, 2011)
“Too Tall Houses” by Gianna Marino (Viking, 2012)