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Minnesota Book Awards
A selection of recent picture book winners and finalists in children's categories. For more information, go to Minnesota Book Awards.
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Cover Art: Swirl By Swirl : Spirals in Nature Sidman, Joyce
Swirl By Swirl : Spirals in Nature
2012 Finalist for Children's Literature
Celebrates the shape of a spiral in nature, from rushing rivers to flower buds and even the shape of an ear. 2011
  Cover Art: Bookspeak! : Poems About Books 2012
Salas, Laura Purdie
Bookspeak! : Poems About Books
2012 Award for Children's Literature
A collection of wacky, whimsical poems about books and all the treasures they contain.
  Cover Art: Friends 2012
Thimmesh, Catherine
Friends
2012 Finalist for Children's Literature
This book offers a photo exploration of unlikely animal friendships, which not only gives readers insight into animals but challenges preconceived notions about compatibility.
  Cover Art: The Last Day of Kindergarten 2012
Loewen, Nancy
The Last Day of Kindergarten
2012 Finalist for Children's Literature
As she prepares for her graduation ceremony, a first grader-to-be remembers her enjoyable year in kindergarten.
  Cover Art: Swirl By Swirl : Spirals in Nature 2012
Sidman, Joyce
Swirl By Swirl : Spirals in Nature
2012 Finalist for Children's Literature
Celebrates the shape of a spiral in nature, from rushing rivers to flower buds and even the shape of an ear.
  Cover Art: 1+1= 5 : and other Unlikely Additions 2011
LaRochelle, David
1 1= 5 : and other Unlikely Additions
2012 Finalist for Children's Literature
Colorful illustrations and unusual calculations encourage children to think about numbers in a creative way.
  Cover Art: Emma's Poem : the Voice of the Statue of Liberty 2011
Glaser, Linda
Emma's Poem : the Voice of the Statue of Liberty
2011 Finalist for Children's Literature
The story of Emma Lazarus, who, despite her life of privilege, became a tireless advocate for the immigrants who arrived in New York City in the 1880s and wrote a famous poem for the Statue of Liberty.
  Cover Art: My Heart is Like a Zoo 2011
Hall, Michael
My Heart is Like a Zoo
2011 Award for Children's Literature
Depicts in rhyming text how love can be many different things, such as eager as a beaver, steady as a yak, or silly as a seal.
  Cover Art: A Night On the Range 2011
Frisch, Aaron
A Night On the Range
2011 Finalist for Children's Literature
As he camps overnight in the backyard, an aspiring young cowboy with a healthy imagination spends his first night "on the range."
  Cover Art: The Longest Night 2010
Bauer, Marion Dane
The Longest Night
2010 Finalist for Children's Literature
One very long night, a crow, a moose, and a fox all claim they can bring back the sun, but the wind knows that only one little creature has what is needed to end the darkness.
  Cover Art: Red Sings from Treetops : a Year in Colors 2010
Sidman, Joyce
Red Sings from Treetops : a Year in Colors
2010 Award for Children's Literature
Nature displays different colors to announce the seasons of the year.
  Cover Art: Song of Middle C 2010
McGhee, Alison
Song of Middle C
2010 Finalist for Children's Literature
Miss Kari, my piano teacher, tells me that true artistry takes great imagination. It also takes a lot of practice. The big day of my piano recital is almost here, and hoo boy, have I been practicing! I've even got the help of my lucky hat and shoes -- not to mention my lucky underwear.
  Cover Art: Stampede! : Poems to Celebrate the Wild Side of School 2010
Salas, Laura Purdie
Stampede! : Poems to Celebrate the Wild Side of School
2012 Finalist for Children's Literature
An inventive poetry collection that shows the wild side of first- and second-graders at school. These 18 funny and imaginative poems observe students in their natural habitat and reveal their unusual behavior, crazy communication, and very healthy appetites. Whether they're in the classroom, on the playground, or in the cafeteria, school brings out the animal in all of them.
  Cover Art: Henry's Amazing Imagination! 2009
Carlson, Nancy L.
Henry's Amazing Imagination!
2009 Finalist for Children's Literature
When Henry's imagination gets mixed up with the truth during show and tell, his teacher suggests that he write and illustrate his own stories.
  Cover Art: The House in the Night 2009
Swanson, Susan Marie
The House in the Night
2009 Award for Children's Literature
Illustrations and easy-to-read text explore the light that makes a house in the night a home filled with light.
  Cover Art: Monkey with a Tool Belt 2009
Monroe, Chris.
Monkey with a Tool Belt
2009 Finalist for Children's Literature
Clever monkey Chico Bon Bon builds lots of things with his many tools, and when he is captured by an organ grinder, he uses them to help him escape and get back home.
  Cover Art: My Friend the Starfinder 2009
Lyon, George Ella
My Friend the Starfinder
2009 Finalist for Children's Literature
A child relates some of the wondrous tales told by an old man who once found a falling star and stood at the end of a rainbow.
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