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2012 Award Winning Picture Books

The following list contains many of the award winning books of 2012. We have also provided some of our farovite selections as well.

Award Winning Books

Lexington Public Library Selections

 

Chris Raschka's 'A Ball For Daisy'
 

Jon Klassen's 'This Is Not My Hat'

Download List

 

Randolph Caldecott Medal

For the most distinguished American picture book for children

 

Klassen, Jon
E KLASS

 

Honor Books

 

Barnett, Mac
Illustrated by Jon Klassen
E BARNE
Buzzeo, Toni
Illustrated by David Small
E BUZZE
Logue, Mary
Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski
E LOGUE
Reynolds, Aaron
Illustrated by Peter Brown
E REYNO
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro
E SEEGE

 

 

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award

Recognizing an African American illustrator of outstanding books for children

Hughes, Langston
Illustrated by Brian Collier
E 811.52 H874i

 

Honor Book

King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
E 973.0496 K585i
Lyons, Kelly Starling
Illustrated by Daniel Minter
E LYONS
Myers, Christopher
E MYERS

 

 

CORETTA SCOTT KING (AUTHOR) BOOK AWARD

Recognizing an African American author of outstanding books for children

Honor Books

 

Woodson, Jacqueline
E WOODS

 

 

Pura Belpré (Illustration) Award

Honoring a Latino writer and illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.

Schmidt, Gary D.
Illustrated by David Diaz
JB M3665s

 

 

Schneider Family Book Award

For books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience (for ages 0-10)

Alexander, Claire
E ALEXA

 

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

For the most distinguished beginning reader book

Long, Ethan
E LONG

 

Honor Books

Bell, Cece
EASY READER BELL
Litwin, Eric
E LITWI
Willems, Mo
EASY READER WILLE

 

 

ROBERT F. SIBERT INFORMATIONAL BOOK AWARD

For the most distinguished informational book for children

 

Honor Book

Byrd, Robert
JB F854by


Library Selections

 

Fiction For Younger Children

Allen, Jonathan
Don’t Copy Me!
E ALLEN
Allen, Kathryn Madeline
A Kiss Means I Love You
E ALLEN
Banks, Kate
The Bear in the Book
E BANKS
Barner, Bob
Animal Baths
E BARNE
Bateman, Teresa
The Leprechaun Under the Bed
E BATEM
Beaumont, Karen
Dini Dinosaur
E BEAUM
Bently, Peter
The Great Sheep Shenanigans
E BENTL
Berk, Ari
Nightsong
E BERK
Berkes, Marianne
Over in the Forest
E BERKE
Black, Michael Ian
I’m Bored
E BLACK
Boynton, Sandra
Christmas Parade
E BOYNT
Cabrera, Jane
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
E CABRE
Cecil, Randy
Horsefly and Honeybee
E CECIL
Christensen, Bonnie
Plant a Little Seed
E CHRIS
Cleminson, Katie
Otto the Book Bear
E CLEMI
Cooper, Elisha
Homer
E COOPE
DaCosta, Barbara
Nighttime Ninja
E DACOS
Dodd, Emma
I Am Small
E DODD
Dorémus, Gaëtan
Bear Despair
E DOREM
Dunrea, Olivier
Gideon
E DUNRE
Dunrea, Olivier
Little Cub
E DUNRE
Egan, Kate
Kate and Nate are Running Late!
E EGAN
Emberley, Rebecca
Mice on Ice
EASY READER EMBER
Endle, Kate & Caspar Babypants
Augie to Zebra: An Alphabet Book!
E ENDLE
Evans, Nate
Bang! Boom! Roar! A Busy Crew of Dinosaurs
E EVANS
 
The Family Bedtime Treasury
E FAMIL
Feeney, Tatyana
Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket
E FEENE
Fleming, Candace
Oh, No!
E FLEMI
Fleming, Denise
Underground
E FLEMI
Florence, Tyler
Tyler Makes Pancakes!
E FLORE
Fox, Mem
Two Little Monkeys
E FOX
Frazee, Marla
Boot & Shoe
E FRAZE
Fuge, Charles
Three Little Dinosaurs
E FUGE
Gall, Chris
Revenge of the Dinotrux
E GALL
Gershator, Phillis
Time for a Hug
E GERSH
Gibbs, Edward
I Spy Under the Sea
E GIBBS
Going, K.L.
Dog in Charge
E GOING
Goodrich, Carter
Zorro Gets an Outfit
E GOODR
Gordon, Domenica More
Archie
E GORDO
Gravett, Emily
Wolf Won’t Bite!
E GRAVE
Griffith, Helen V.
Moonlight
E GRIFF
Halfmann, Janet
Eggs 1 2 3: Who Will the Babies Be?
E HALFM
Henkes, Kevin
Penny and Her Song
EASY READER HENKE
Hillenbrand, Will
Kite Day
E HILLE
Hills, Tad
Rocket Writes a Story
E HILLS
Hoberman, Mary Ann
I Like Old Clothes
E HOBER
Honey, Elizabeth
That’s Not a Daffodil!
E HONEY
Hood, Susan
The Tooth Mouse
E HOOD
Isadora, Rachel
Bea at Ballet
E ISADO
Jadoul, Emile
All By Myself!
E JADOU
Jay, Alison
Christmastime
E JAY
Joosse, Barbara
Lovabye Dragon
E JOOSS
Kaiser, Ruth
The Smiley Book of Colors
E KAISE
Kohuth, Jane
Duck Sock Hop
E KOHUT
Landry, Leo
Trick or Treat
E LANDR
LaRochelle, David
It’s a Tiger!
E LAROC
Lester, Helen
All for Me and None for All
E LESTE
Lindgren, Astrid
Goran’s Great Escape
E LINDG
Long, Ethan
Soup for One
E LONG
Low, William
Machines Go to Work in the City
E LOW
Mack, Jeff
Good News, Bad News
E MACK
Marino, Gianna
Too Tall Houses
E MARIN
Marsalis, Wynton
Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!
E WARSA
McClure, Nikki
Apple
E MCCLU
McDonnell, Patrick
The Monsters’ Monster
E MCDON
McMullan, Kate
I’m Fast!
E MCMUL
Mosel, Keith
Where’s the Dinosaur?
E MOSEL
Murphy, Mary
A Kiss Like This
E MURPH
Murray, Alison
One Two That’s My Shoe!
E MURRA
Na, Il Sung
Hide & Seek
E NA
Nichols, Grace
Whoa, Baby, Whoa!
E NICHO
Norman, Kimberley
I Know a Wee Piggy
E NORMA
Nyeu, Tao
Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always
E NYEU
Page, Gail
How to Be a Good Cat
E PAGE
Paschkis, Julie
Mooshka: A Quilt Story
E PASCH
Pearson, Susan
We’re Going on a Ghost Hunt
E PEARS
Pinder, Eric
If All the Animals Came Inside
E PINDE
Pinkney, Jerry
Puss in Boots
E PINKN
Player, Micah
Chloe, Instead
E PLAYE
Puttock, Simon
The Baby That Roared
E PUTTO
Redeker, Kent
Don’t Squish the Sasquatch!
E REDEK
Rosenthal, Eileen
I’ll Save You Bobo!
E ROSEN
Rueda, Claudia
Huff & Puff
E RUEDA
Salas, Laura Purdie
A Leaf Can Be…
E SALAS
Savage, Stephen
Little Tug
E SAVAG
Sayre, April Pulley
Go, Go, Grapes!: a Fruit Chant
E SAYRE
Schaefer, Carole Lexa
ABCers
E SCHAE
Schaefer, Lola M.
One Special Day
E SCHAE
Schmid, Paul
Petunia Goes Wild
E SCHMI
Sierra, Judy
Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur: a First Book of Manners
E SIERR
Springett, Martin
Kate & Pippin
E SPRIN
Stead, Philip C.
Bear Has a Story to Tell
E STEAD
Stead, Philip C.
A Home for Bird
E STEAD
Stead, Philip C.
Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat
E STEAD
Stein, Peter
Bugs Galore
E STEIN
Stevens, Janet & Susan Stevens Crummel
Find a Cow Now!
E STEVE
Stoeke, Janet Morgan
Pip’s Trip
E STOEK
Sutton, Sally
Demolition
E SUTTO
Tafuri, Nancy
All Kinds of Kisses
E TAFUR
van Lieshout, Maria
Backseat A-B-See
E VAN LI
Walsh, Melanie
Living With Mom and Living With Dad
E WALSH
Wardlaw, Lee
Red, White and Boom!
E WARDL
Wells, Rosemary
Max and Ruby’s Treasure Hunt
E WELLS
Willems, Mo
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
E WILLE
Willems, Mo
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
E WILLE
Willems, Mo
Listen to My Trumpet!
EASY READER WILLE
Willis, Jeanne
Hippospotamus
E WILLI
Wolff, Ashley
Baby Bear Sees Blue
E WOLFF
Wood, Audrey
Blue Sky
E WOOD
Yates, Louise
Dog Loves Drawing
E YATES
Yolen, Jane
Waking Dragons
E YOLEN
Yoo, Taeeun
You Are a Lion
E YOO
Zarins, Kim
The Helpful Puppy
E ZARIN

 

Fiction For Older Children

Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
What Color is My World?
J ABDUL
Barrett, Judi
Santa from Cincinnati
E BARRE
Barnett, Mac
Mustache!
E BARNE
Barnett, Mac
Chloe and the Lion
E BARNE
Bernheimer, Kate
The Lonely Book
E BERNH
Bingham, Kelly
Z is for Moose
E BINGH
Buitrago, Jairo
Jimmy the Greatest!
E BUITR
Buzzeo, Toni
Inside the Books
E BUZZE
Carbone, Elisa
Heroes of the Surf: a Rescue Story Based on True Events
E CARBO
Catrow, David
Monster Mash
E CATRO
Cole, Henry
Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad
E COLE
Cordell, Matthew
Another Brother
E CORDE
Cordell, Matthew
Hello! Hello!
E CORDE
Czekaj, Jef
Oink-A-Doodle-Moo
E CZEKA
Davies, Nicola
Just Ducks!
E DAVIE
Dempsey, Kristy
Surfer Chick
E DEMPS
DiCamillo, Kate & Alison McGhee
Bink & Gollie: Two for One
EASY READER DICAM
Dodd, Emma
Foxy
E DODD
Dyckman, Ame
Boy + Bot
E DYCKM
Dylan, Bob
Blowin’ in the Wind
E DYLAN
Evans, Shane W.
We March
E EVANS
Falconer, Ian
Olivia and the Fairy Princesses
E FALCO
Feiffer, Kate
No Go Sleep!
E FEIFF
Fleischman, Paul
The Dunderheads Behind Bars
E FLEIS
Fogliano, Julie
And Then It’s Spring
E FOGLI
Freeman, Tor
Olive and the Big Secret
E FREEM
Graham, Bob
A Bus Called Heaven
E GRAHA
Grey, Mini
Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey
E GREY
Hartnett, Sonya
Sadie and Ratz
EASY READER HARTN
Hobbie, Holly
Gem
E HOBBI
Holmes, Mary Tavener
The Elephant from Baghdad
E HOLME
Hopkinson, Deborah
A Boy Called Dickens
J HOPKI
Horton, Joan
Working Mummies
E HORTO
Jeffers, Oliver
The Hueys in The New Sweater
E JEFFE
Jenkins, Emily
Lemonade in Winter
E JENKI
Joyce, William
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
E JOYCE
Keenan, Sheila
As the Crow Flies
E KEENA
Kelly, Mark
Mousetronaut
E KELLY
Kooser, Ted
House Held Up by Trees
E KOOSE
Kraegel, Kenneth
King Arthur’s Very Great Grandson
E KRAEG
Krishnaswami, Uma
Out of the Way! Out of the Way!
E KRISH
Lo, Ginnie
Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic
E LO
Lowry, Amy
Fox Tails: Four Fables from Aesop
E LOWRY
Maclear, Kyo
Virginia Wolf
E MACLE
McCarty, Peter
Chloe
E MCCAR
McPhail, David
The Family Tree
E MCPHA
Menotti, Andrea
How Many Jelly Beans? A Giant Book of Giant Numbers!
E MENOT
Messner, Kate
Over and Under the Snow
E MESSN
Odone, Jamison
Mole Had Everything
E ODONE
Ogburn, Jacqueline K.
Little Treasures: Endearments from Around the World
E OGBUR
Ormerod, Jan
Maudie and Bear
E ORMER
Pulver, Robin
The Case of the Incapacitated Capitals
E PULVE
Ramos, Mario
I Am So Handsome
E RAMOS
Redmond, E.S.
The Unruly Queen
E REDMO
Reich, Susannah
Minette’s Feast: the Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat
E REICH
Reynolds, Peter H.
Sky Color
E REYNO
Simon, Annette
Robot Zombie Frankenstein!
E SIMON
Spinelli, Eileen
Cold Snap
E SPINE
Spires, Ashley
Larf
E SPIRE
Springman, I. C.
More
E SPRIN
Stephens, Helen
The Big Adventure of the Smalls
E STEPH
Stewart, Sarah
The Quiet Place
E STEWA
Talbott, Hudson
It’s All About Me-ow: a Young Cat’s Guide to the Good Life
E TALBO
Walker, Sally M.
Freedom Song: the Story of Henry “Box” Brown
E WALKE
Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth
Look! Look! Look! at Sculpture
E WALLA
Ward, Helen
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
E WARD
Wolf, Karina
The Insomniacs
E WOLF
Yu, Li-Qiong
A New Year’s Reunion
E YU
Zalben, Jane Breskin
Mousterpiece
E ZALBE

 

Non-Fiction For Younger Children

Bateman, Donna M.
Out on the Prairie
E 577.44 B317o
Carnesi, Mônica
Little Dog Lost: the Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic
E 636.7 C216l
Davies, Nicola
Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature
E 808.81 D288o
Elliott, David
In the Sea
E 811.54 El58is
FitzSimmons, David
Curious Critters
E 591.97 F584c
Heling, Kathryn
Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do
E 331.702 H367c
Lewis, J. Patrick, ed.
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry
E 808.81 N213
Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner
Secrets of the Garden: Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard
E 635 Z72s

Non-Fiction For Older Children

Alexander, Elizabeth
Praise Song for the Day
J 811.54 Al26p
Allegra, Mike
Sarah Gives Thanks
E 394.2649 Al52s
Asim, Jabari
Fifty Cents and a Dream
JB W276as
Aston, Diana Hutts
A Rock is Lively
E 552 As86r
Arnosky, Jim
Creep and Flutter: the Secret World of Insects and Spiders
J 595.7 Ar66c
Bang, Molly & Penny Chisholm
Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas
E 571.455 B224o
Bonner, Hannah
When Dinos Dawned, Mammals Got Munched, & Pterosaurs Took Flight: A Cartoon Prehistory of Life in the Triassic
J 567.9 B643w
Bruchac, James & Joseph
Rabbit’s Snow Dance
J 398.2089 B83rs
Bryant, Jen
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
EB P662s
Chin, Jason
Island: A Story of the Galápagos
J 986.65 C441i
Cline-Ransome, Lesa
Words Set Me Free: the Story of Young Frederick Douglass
JB D7478c
Coombs, Kate
Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems
E 811.6 C781w
Corey, Shana
Here Come the Girl Scouts!: the Amazing All-True Story of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure
EB L95co
Dowson, Nick
North: the Amazing Story of Arctic Migration
J 591.568 D769n
Fern, Tracey
Barnum’s Bones: How Barnum Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World
JB B812f
Ferris, Jerri Chase
Noah Webster & His Words
EB W395f
Freedman, Russell
The Boston Tea Party
J 973.3115 F875b
Hartland, Jessie
Bon Appétit!: the Delicious Life of Julia Child
JB C436h
Hopkinson, Deborah
Annie and Helen
JB K282ho
Jenkins, Steve
The Beetle Book
J 595.76 J418b
Kalman, Maira
Looking at Lincoln
EB L638k KY
Katz, Susan
The President’s Stuck in the Bathtub: Poems About the Presidents
J 811.54 K159p
Kerley, Barbara
Those Rebels, John & Tom
J 973.4 K457t
Lewin, Ted & Betsy
Puffling Patrol
J 598.33 L584p
Lewis, J. Patrick & Jane Yolen
Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs
J 818.602 L587l
Markel, Michelle
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909
EB L543m
Markel, Michelle
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau
EB R762m
Marzollo, Jean
Help Me Learn Addition
E 513.211 M369ha
Munro, Roxie
Busy Builders
E 595.7 M926b
Nivola, Claire A.
Life in the Ocean: the Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle
EB Ea75n
Nobleman, Marc Tyler
Bill the Boy Wonder: the Secret Co-creator of Batman
JB F4945n
Parker, Marjorie Blain
Colorful Dreamer: The Story of Artist Henri Matisse
EB M427p
Potter, Alicia
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda
E 599.789 P851m
Rappaport, Doreen
Helen’s Big World
 
Ray, Deborah Kogan
Paiute Princess: the Story of Sarah Winnemucca
JB H777r
Rosenstock, Barb
The Camping Trip That Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Our National Parks
E 979.447 R727c
Roth, Susan L. & Karen Leggett Abouraya
Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt’s Treasured Books
J 962 R742h
Rumford, James
From the Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World
JB G982ru
Schubert, Leda
Monsieur Marceau
EB M3315s
Snyder, Betsy
I Haiku You
E 811.6 Sn92i
Stringer, Lauren
When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky: Two Artists, Their Ballet, and One Extraordinary Riot
On order
Tate, Don
It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Taylor Started to Draw
JB T699i
Tavares, Matt
There Goes Ted Williams: the Geratest Hitter Who Ever Lived
JB W675t
Thomas, Peggy
For the Birds: the Life of Roger Tory Peterson
JB P442t
Vernick, Audrey
Brothers at Bat: the True Story of an All-Brother Baseball Team
E 796.357 V597b
Williams, Marcia
The Elephant’s Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India
E 398.20954 In2wie
Winter, Jonah
Jazz Age Josephine
EB B174wi
Winter, Jonah
Just Behave, Pablo Picasso!
EB P581w