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Ezra Jack Keats Author and Illustrator Awards
Winners for the last ten years of the Ezra Jack Keats Awards honoring new children's authors and illustrators.
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Cover Art: Silly Chicken Khan, Rukhsana
Silly Chicken
New Illustrator Award
In Pakistan, Rani believes that her mother loves their pet chicken Bibi more than she cares for her, until the day that a fluffy chick appears and steals Rani's own affections. 2005
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Rain! 2014
Ashman, Linda.
Rain!
New Illustrator Award
As an old man grumbles his way through a rainy morning, spreading gloom, his neighbor, a young child, spreads cheer while hopping through puddles in frog-themed rainwear.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Tea Party Rules 2014
Dyckman, Ame
Tea Party Rules
New Writer Award
A bossy little girl makes a bear cub follow all the rules at her tea party before he is allowed to eat any of the cookies.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: And Then It's Spring 2013
Fogliano, Julie
And Then It's Spring
New Writer Award
Simple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, having planted seeds while everything around is brown, fears that something has gone wrong until, at last, the world turns green.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Mom It's My First Day of Kindergarten! 2013
Yum, Hyewon
Mom It's My First Day of Kindergarten!
New Illustrator Award
A five-year-old boy, ready and eager on his first day at "the big kids' school," must calm his very worried mother.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Same Same but Different 2012
Kostecki-Shaw, Jenny Sue
Same Same but Different
New Illustrator Award
Pen pals Elliott and Kailash discover that even though they live in different countries--America and India--they both love to climb trees, own pets, and ride school buses.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Ti`a Isa Wants a Car 2012
Medina, Meg
Ti`a Isa Wants a Car
New Writer Award
Tia Isa and her niece try to save enough money to buy a car to take the whole family to the beach.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Bunny Days 2011
Nyeu, Tao
Bunny Days
New Illustrator Award
As a pair of busy goats inadvertently cause trouble for six bunnies, their neighbor Bear comes to the rescue.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: I Know Here 2011
Croza, Laurel
I Know Here
New Writer Award
A tale about a young girl whose family moves from the forests of northeastern Saskatchewan to a strange new place called 'Toronto'.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Most Loved in All the World 2010
Hegamin, Tonya
Most Loved in All the World
New Writer Award
Even though Mama is an agent on the Underground Railroad, in order to help others she must remain a slave, but she teaches her daughter the value of freedom through a gift of love and sacrifice.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Only a Witch Can Fly 2010
McGhee, Alison
Only a Witch Can Fly
New Illustrator Award
A young girl wants to fly like a witch on a broom, and one special night, through enormous effort and with the help of her brother, her black cat, and an owl, she fulfills her dream.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Garmann's Summer 2009
Hole, Stian
Garmann's Summer
New Writer Award
As the summer ends, six-year-old Garmann's three ancient aunts visit and they all talk about the things that scare them.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: The Apple Pie That Papa Baked 2008
Thompson, Lauren
The Apple Pie That Papa Baked
New Illustrator Award
A father prepares a treat for his daughter. The cumulative text begins with the apples and then moves on to the tree that grew the fruit, its roots, the rain, the clouds, the sky, the sun, and finally the world.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Leaves 2008
Stein, David Ezra
Leaves
New Writer Award
A curious bear observes how leaves change throughout the seasons.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: For You are a Kenyan Child 2007
Cunnane, Kelly
For You are a Kenyan Child
New Writer Award
From rooster crow to bedtime, a Kenyan boy plays and visits neighbors all through his village, even though he is supposed to be watching his grandfather's cows.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Mystery Bottle 2007
Balouch, Kristen
Mystery Bottle
New Illustrator Award
What happens when a boy and his grandfather are separated from each other by borders, politics, and distance? The mystery bottle unites the two through an extraordinary gift. The bond of their love.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: My Best Friend 2006
Rodman, Mary Ann
My Best Friend
New Writer Award
Six-year-old Lily has a best friend all picked out for play group day, but unfortunately the differences between first-graders and second-graders are sometimes very large.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Silly Chicken 2006
Khan, Rukhsana
Silly Chicken
New Illustrator Award
In Pakistan, Rani believes that her mother loves their pet chicken Bibi more than she cares for her, until the day that a fluffy chick appears and steals Rani's own affections.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Going North 2005
Harrington, Janice N
Going North
New Writer Award
A young African American girl and her family leave their home in Alabama and head for Lincoln, Nebraska, where they hope to escape segregation and find a better life.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: The Night Eater 2005
Juan, Ana
The Night Eater
New Illustrator Award
The Night Eater, who brings each new day by gobbling up the darkness, decides he is too fat and stops eating, with dire consequences.
Easy Picture Book
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