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Ladybug Picture Book Award

 

 

The Ladybug Picture Book Award is designed to promote early literacy and honor the best in recent children's picture books. A committee of children's librarians from around New Hampshire selects 10 picture book titles early in the year. Then, during Children's Book Week in November, New Hampshire children from preschoolers to those in third grade vote to select the award winner. The award is a project of the Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library.


(Past Award Winners since 2003)


 2015 Nominees


As an Oak Tree Grows

by
G. Brian Karas

This engaging, eye-opening window into history is perfect for budding historians and nature enthusiasts alike, and the time-lapse quality of the detail-packed illustrations will draw readers in as they pore over each spread to spot the changes that come with each new era.

Blizzard
by
John Rocco
Blizzard is based on John Rocco's childhood experience during the now infamous Blizzard of 1978, which brought fifty-three inches of snow to his town in Rhode Island and allowed him to become a hero!

 

 


The Day the Crayons Quit
by
Drew Daywalt

When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.

 

Flight School
by
Lita Judge

Little Penguin, who has the "soul of an eagle," enrolls in flight school.  He is determined to fly in this  inspiring picture book from the creator of Red Hat and Red Sled.

The Invisible Boyby
Trudy Ludwig

Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes.

Mama Built a Little Nest
by

Jennifer Ward

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Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce different kinds of birds' nests, from the scrapes falcons build on high, craggy ledges to the underground nests burrowing owls dig. Includes brief facts about each kind of bird.

Maple
by
Lori Nichols

When Maple is tiny, her parents plant a maple tree in her honor. She and her tree grow up together, and even though a tree doesn’t always make an ideal playmate, it doesn’t mind when Maple is in the mood to be loud—which is often. Then Maple becomes a big sister, and finds that babies have their loud days, too. Fortunately, Maple and her beloved tree know just what the baby needs.
 

Sleepover with Beatrice & Bear
by
Monica Carnessi

This delightful story of an irrepressible bunny will engage readers on many levels as it celebrates creativity, making the best of circumstances, and the joy of the changing seasons.

This Orq (He Cave Boy)
by
David Elliott

Orq the cave boy loves Woma the woolly mammoth. But Mom says Woma shed; Woma smell; Woma not house-trained. Is there any way Orq can convince his mother that Woma belongs with them?

Three Bears in a Boat
by
David Soman

Three bear siblings break their mother’s favorite blue seashell, and rather than tell her, they decide to set out in their sailboat to find her a new one. On their quest they encounter salty sailors, strange new islands, huge whales, and vast seas but no blue seashells.