Sunday the Nerdy Book Club ballot opened for the 2015 Nerdies. Here are the 5 fiction picture books that I’m nominating.
I think of the Nerdy Book Club awards as books that all classrooms and school libraries need. This list is different from my picks for Caldecott. Some books of course overlap.
Nana In the City
By: Lauren Castillo
I am Lauren Castillo’s biggest fan. If I ever got a chance to watch her work, I’d probably faint like an over-crazed Justin Beiber fan. Nana in the City is an example of everything that is great about picture books.
Louise Loves Art
By: Kelly Light
I want to be Louise’s teacher. She’s amazing, wonderful, and talented. Sometimes I forget that she’s a fictional character.
Sam & Dave Dig A Hole
By: Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
You haven’t read this book until you’ve read it aloud to children. It blows their mind.
Hooray for Hat!
By: Brian Won
I’ll always remember this book as one of the first books my daughter ever read to me. It will always have a very special place in my heart.
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
By: Dan Santat
Beekle is the 2014 character I would most like to meet. Kids love this book. They read it over and over and over again. Dan Santat is a picture book wizard. I cannot imagine this book not winning a Nerdie.
Little Elliot, Big City
By: Mike Curato
My other nominations: