Jasper Rabbit loves carrots—especially Crackenhopper Field carrots.
He eats them on the way to school.
He eats them going to Little League.
He eats them walking home Until the day the carrots start following him...or are they?
Written by: Mac Barnett
Illustrated by: Jon Klassen
Published by: Balzer + Bray
This looks like an ordinary box full of ordinary yarn.
But it turns out it isn’t.
Illustrated and Written by: Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Published by: Neal Porter Books
In this original concept book, Seeger engages all the senses with her fresh
approach to the multiple meanings of "green."
Using thickly-layered acrylics, word paintings and cleverly placed die cuts,
she invites readers to pause, pay attention and wonder.
One Cool Friend
Written by: Toni Buzzeo
Illustrated by: David Small
Published by: Dial Books for Young Reader
Energetic line and dizzying perspective combine for a rollicking tale of Father,
Elliot and a highly improbable pet (or two).
Buzzeo's text, brimming with sly wordplay, earns its perfect counterpoint in Small's ink,
watercolor and pencil illustrations with chilly details and visual jokes
that invite many repeated readings.
Sleep Like a Tiger
Written by: Mary Logue
Illustrated by: Pamela Zagarenski
Published By: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Surrounded with dreamlike images of crowns, ornate patterns and repeated visual motifs,
her parents coax her into bed.
Using mixing media artwork on wood enhanced with computer illustrations,
this is a whimsical story with universal appeal.
The One and Only Ivan
Written By: Katherine Applegate
Published By: HarperCollins Children's Book
Ivan's transformative emergence from the "Ape at Exit 8" to "The One and Only Ivan, Mighty Silverback,"
comes to life through the gorilla's own distinct narrative voice, which is filled with wry humor,
deep emotion and thought-provoking insights into the nature of friendship,
hope and humanity.
2013 Honor Books
Splendors and Glooms
Written By: Laura Amy Schlitz
Published By: Candlewick Press
Lizzir Rose, Parsefall and Clara are caught in the clutches of a wicked puppeteer and a powerful witch
in this deliciously dark and complex tale in Dickensain England,
where adventure and suspense are interwoven into
nuanced explorations of good versus evil.
The Race to Build
the World's Most
Written By: Steve Sheinkin
Published By: Flash Point
Balancing intersecting threads of scientific discovery, political intrigue and military strategy,
"Bomb" is a riveting historical nonfiction drama.
Sheinkin's engaging narrative explores the complex series of events
that led to the creation of the ultimate weapon and introduces many
memorable personalities involved in pursuit.
Three Times Lucky
Written By: Shelia Turnage
Published By: Dial Books for Young Readers
In the rich tradition of Southern storytelling, rising sixth-grader Mo LoBeau
leads the eccentric residents of Tupelo Landing, North Carolina,
on a rollicking journey of mystery, adventure and small-town intrigue
as she investigates a murder and searches for her long-lost mother.