By the Numbers
Picture Books: 13
Early Readers: 4
Writing: Living with Mom and Living with Dad by Melanie Walsh
The small narrator details life in two households. I loved that it didn't try to explain or fix divorce; it's just the way things are.
Illustration: Andrew Drew and Drew by Barney Saltzberg
A young artist lets his imagination take wing in all sorts of unexpected ways. Lift the flap to see where his line goes next!
Overall: Elephant's Story by Tracey Campbell Pearson
Elephant finds a book and accidentally snorfles all the words. Who on earth is going to help him get them back in proper order? Perhaps the book's original owner can help.
Because I Want To Awards
The Cycle of Life: Two Bunny Buddies by Kathryn O. Galbraith, illustrated by Joe Cepeda
Bunnies fight, bunnies make up. So it goes. The simple, three or four word sentences make this a great easy reader text as well as a sweet picture book.
Best Twist: The Monster Returns by Peter McCarty
Uhoh, Jeremy's monster is on his way back! Whatever will Jeremy do? The answer will surprise you.