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2014 Charlotte Zolotow Award

Awarded annually by the Cooperative Children's Book Center since 1998, the Charlotte Zolotow Award is given for outstanding writing in a picture book.

Ages: 0-7 years


The Dark

Lemony Snicket

The universal theme of fear of "The Dark" is treated,with respect, sympathy and wit, as Laszlo comes to understand that the dark is benign, and sometimes even friendly.
Also Available in eBook


The Big Snow

Berta Hader

Despite their elaborate preparations for the winter, the animals and birds are delighted by a surprise banquet after a big snow.

Building Our House

Jonathan Bean

A young girl narrates her family's move from the city to the country, where they have bought a piece of land and live in a trailer while they build a house from the ground up, with help from relatives and friends.
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Max and the Tag Along Moon

Floyd Cooper

When Max leaves his grandfather's house, the moon follows him all the way home, just as Grandpa promised it would.
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My Blue Is Happy

Jessica Young

A little girl explores the world with her family and friends.

My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood

Tameka Fryer Brown

Jamie describes his mood throughout the day as he changes from an "easy green mood" while drawing a picture for his sister to a "brooding black mood" when he is teased for doing so.
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Niño Wrestles the World

Yuyi Morales

Lucha Libre champion Niño has no trouble fending off monstrous opponents, but when his little sisters awaken from their naps, he is in for a no-holds-barred wrestling match that will truly test his skills.
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The Silver Button

Bob Graham

At the same moment that Jodie’s baby brother takes his first step, a city’s worth of moments unfold.

Sophie's Squash

Pat Zietlow Miller

A young girl befriends a squash.
Also Available in eBook

Stripes of All Types

Susan Stockdale

Discover the reasons why animals have stripes.

This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration

Jacqueline Woodson

A rope passed down through the generations frames an African American family's story as they journey north during the time of the Great Migration.

Year of the Jungle

Suzanne Collins

Suzy spends her year in first grade waiting for her father, who is serving in Vietnam, and when the postcards stop coming she worries that he will never make it home.
Also Available in eBook

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