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Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award 2024 Nominees

Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award 2024 nominees

2024 Nominees

Cover of "A Library" children's picture book

A Library

Author: Nikki Giovanni

Illustrator: Erin K. Robinson

Publisher: Versify

© 2022

ISBN: 978-0358387657

In this lyrical picture book, world-renowned poet, New York Times bestselling author, and Coretta Scott King Honor winner Nikki Giovanni and fine artist Erin Robinson craft an ode to the magic of a library as a place not only for knowledge but also for imagination, exploration, and escape.

A Library Activity Guide.pdf

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Knight Owl

Author: Christopher Denise

Publisher: Christy Ottaviano Books

© 2022

ISBN: 978-0316310628

Since the day he hatched, Owl dreamed of becoming a real knight. He may not be the biggest or the strongest, but his sharp nocturnal instincts can help protect the castle, especially since many knights have recently gone missing.

Knight Owl Activity Guide.pdf

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Bubbles ... UP!

Author: Jacqueline Davies

Illustrator: Sonia Sanchez

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

© 2021

ISBN: 978-0062836618

A day at the community pool is full of unwater magic—dunking and diving with friends; somersaulting, walking on your hands, and bursting up through the surface like a tortoise.

Bubbles ... UP Activity Guide.pdf

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Chester Van Chime Who Forgot How to Rhyme

Author: Avery Monsen

Illustrator: Abby Hanlon

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

© 2022

ISBN: 978-0759554825

Chester van Chime is usually the BEST at rhyming. He can normally tell you all about cats wearing hats and snails delivering mail, but today, something has changed.

Chester Van Chime Who Forgot How to Rhyme Activity Guide.pdf

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Bearnard Writes a Book

Author: Deborah Underwood

Illustrator: Misa Saburi

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.

© 2022

ISBN: 978-1250261458

One day, Bearnard the bear and Gertie the goose were reading Brave Bearnard's Book. "I wish you had your own book too," said Bearnard. Thus begins Bearnard's quest to write Gertie her own book.

Bearnard Writes a Book Activity Guide.pdf

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What to Do With a Stick

Author: Jane Yolen

Illustrator: Paolo Domeniconi

Publisher: Creative Editions

© 2023

ISBN: 978-1568463650

In this last installment of Jane Yolen's trio of books about ordinary objects with extraordinary uses, the humble stick is lauded as "a sword to tame monsters of dread" and "an oar for a rowboat in puddle or pond," among other imaginative functions.

What to Do With a Stick Activity Guide.pdf

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A Penny's Worth

Author: Kimberly Wilson

Illustrator: Mark Hoffmann

Publisher: Page Street Kids

© 2022

ISBN: 978-1645674689

Hot off the minting press, Penny feels like a million bucks. But as other coins and bills are spent while she sits forgotten, she begins to doubt her value.

A Penny's Worth Activity Guide.pdf

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I am Able to Shine!

Author: Korey Watari

Illustrator: Mike Wu

Publisher: Two Lions

© 2022

ISBN: 978-1542031530

Each night Keiko whispers to her crane, “I wish to change the world.” She is kind, and she has big dreams. But at times she feels invisible; she knows some people misjudge her.

I Am Able to Shine! Activity Guide.pdf

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Powwow Day

Author: Traci Sorrell

Illustrator: Madelyn Goodnight

Publisher: Charlesbridge

© 2022

ISBN: 978-1580899482

River wants so badly to dance at powwow day as she does every year. In this uplifting and contemporary picture book perfect for beginning readers, follow River's journey from feeling isolated after an illness to learning the healing power of community.

Powwow Day Activity Guide.pdf

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Old Friends

Authors: Margaret Aitken

Illustrator: Lenny Wen

Publisher: Dial

© 2022

ISBN: 978-1250801388

Marjorie wants a friend who loves the same things she does: baking shows, knitting, and gardening. Someone like Granny. So with a sprinkle of flour in her hair and a spritz of lavender perfume, Marjorie goes undercover to the local Senior Citizens Group.

Old Friends Activity Guide.pdf