Happy Monday, and have a special Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, from all of us at the little store that’s bigger on the inside.
The Caldicott Medal, awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, will be awarded soon to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. The books that are on this list below (In no particular order) are from booksellers, and are favorites for this award. The actual winner will be announced in late January.
- GIBBERISH by Young Vo
- THE SUN IS LATE AND SO IS THE FARMER by Phillip C. Stead, Illustrated by Erin E. Stead
- OUT OF A JAR by Deborah Marcero
- WHERE BUTTERFLIES FILL THE SKIES by Zahra Marwan
- LIZZIE AND THE CLOUD by Terry Fan, Illustrated by Eric Fan
- HOT DOG by Doug Salati
- OVER AND UNDER THE WAVES by Kate Messner, illustrated by Christopher Neal
- FARMHOUSE by Sophie Blackall
- NIGEL AND THE MOON by Antwan Eady, illustrated by Gracie Chang
- JOHN’S TURN by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Kate Berube
- LOVE IN THE LIBRARY by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illustrated by Yas Imamura
- KNIGHT OWL by Christopher Denise
- BERRY SONG by Michaela Goade
- EMILE AND THE FIELD by Kevin Young, illustrated by Chioma Ebinama
- PIGEON AND CAT by Edward Hemingway
- BLUE: A HISTORY OF THE COLOR AS DEEP AS THE SEA AND AS WIDE AS THE SKY by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, illustrated by Daniel Minter
- THE YEAR WE LEARNED TO FLY by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael Lopez
- POWWOW DAY by Traci Sorell, illustrated by Madelyn Goodnight
- WITCH HAZEL by Molly Idle
- TINY DINO by Deborah Freedman
- KICK PUSH by Frank Morrison
- CHOOSING BRAVE: HOW MAMIE TILL-MOBLEY AND EMMETT TILL SPARKED THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT by Angela Joy, illustrated by Janelle Washington
- CARRIMEBAC: THE TOWN THAT WALKED by David Barclay Moore, illustrated by John Holyfield
- TO CHANGE A PLANET by Christine Soontornvat, illustrated by Rahele Jomepour Bell
- TOWER OF LIFE: HOW YAFFA ELIACH REBUILT HER TOWN IN STORIES AND PHOTOGRAPHS by Chana Stiefel, illustrated by Susan Gal
- THE GREAT ZAPFINO by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Marla Frazee
- I DON’T CARE by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Molly Idle and Juana Martinez-Neal
- THE WORLD BELONGED TO US by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Leo Espinosa
- LITTLE GOOD WOLF by Susan Stevens Crummel, illustrated by Janet Stevens
- THE CIRCLES IN THE SKY by Karl James Mountford
- Frances in the country BY Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Sean Qualis
- A GIFT FOR NANA by Lane Smith
- BIG AND SMALL AND IN-BETWEEN by Carter Higgins, illustrated by Daniel Miyares
- SNOW ANGEL, SAND ANGEL by Lois Ann Yamanaka, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky
- SPRING PARADE by Camelia Kay, illustrated by Allyn Howard
- ACTION!: HOW MOVIES BEGAN by Megan McCarthy
- A HISTORY OF ME by Adrea Theodore, illustrated by Erin Robinson
- HOW TO SAY HELLO TO A WORM by Kari Percival
- LULI AND THE LANGUAGE OF TEA by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Hvewon Yum
- TOLD AND RETOLD: AROUND THE WORLD WITH AESOP’S FABLES by Holly Berry
- FOREVER HOME: A DOG AND BOY LOVE STORY by Henry Cole
- IF YOU FIND A LEAF by Aimee Sicuro
- THE DIGGER AND THE DUCKLING by Joseph Kuefler
Sunday, January 22nd is Lunar new year, The Year of the Rat, and Annie’s is starting to stock up on some of the wonderful books celebrating the holiday. Right now, we have the children’s books, CHLOE’S LUNAR NEW YEAR by Lily LaMotte and DIM SUM, HERE WE COME by Maple Lam.
Last week we mentioned that College and University students were going back to the classrooms on the 17th. Speaking of students returning to the classroom, we also have some notes for educators, and not just University educators:
Our educator’s discount is an additional 10% off all used books, new books, and book titles for special orders. [We can’t offer the additional discount on non-book product, sorry!] Please show your MTA card, your university employee ID, or a recent paystub to receive the discount at the register. If you are a state-certified day care owner or homeschooler, please show appropriate credentials.
We are happy to do bulk ordering for classroom use for paperbacks and hardcovers, either new or used when available from our publisher and wholesaler colleagues. Unfortunately, that does not include textbooks. We can on occasion order single copies of textbooks on a case-to-case basis; please contact us for details.
Again, we do offer a student discount of an additional 10% on new books and used books in-store to those currently enrolled in college or university for undergraduate and graduate studies; please show us an active student ID.
Have you seen our YouTube channel lately? We are always adding interviews with new authors, so it may be worth a look. You may just find an author whose books you have been reading, or discover a debut author whose books you may want to read. Here’s the URL to get to it easily:
As always, thank you for making our shelves your destination.