2008 Nominations
Fiction Picture Books

Abe Lincoln Crosses A Creek: A Tall Thin Tale (Introducing His Forgotten Frontier Friend)
written by Deborah Hopkinson
illustrated by John Hendrix
Schwartz and Wade Books

Amadi’s Snowman
written by Katia Novet Saint-lot
illustrated by Dimitria Tokunbo
Tilbury House

written and illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier
Roaring Brook

An A to Z Walk in the Park
written and illustrated by R. M. Smith
Clarence-Henry Books

Andy and the Albino Horse
written by Mary Jean Kelso
illustrated by Karen Snider
Guardian Angel Publishing

Angel Girl
written by Laurie Friedman
illustrated by Ofra Amit
Carolrhoda Books

Bats at the Library
written and illustrated by Brian Lies
Houghton Mifflin

Belinda Begins Ballet
written and illustrated by Amy Young

Berkeley’s Barn Owl Dance
written by Tera Johnson
illustrated by Tanita Howells
Kids Can Press, Ltd

Big Bad Bunny, The
written by Franny Billingsley
illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Big Chickens Fly the Coop
written by Leslie Helakoski
illustrated by Henry Cole
Dutton Juvenile

Big Words for Little People
written by Jamie Lee Curtis
illustrated by Laura Cornell
Joanna Cotler

written by Zetta Elliott
illustrated by Shadra Strickland
Lee & Low Books, Inc.

Birthday for Cow!, A
written and illustrated by Jan Thomas

Blackberry Banquet
written by Terry Pierce
illustrated by Lisa Downey
Sylvan Dell Publishing

Boy Who Wouldn’t Share, The
written by Mike Reiss
illustrated by David Catrow

Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation
written by Andrea Davis Pinkney
illustrated by Brian Pinkney

Buffalo Song
written by Joseph Bruchac
illustrated by Bill Farnsworth
Lee & Low Books, Inc.

Cat Nights
written and illustrated by Jane Manning
Greenwillow Books

Cesar Takes a Break
written by Susan Collins Thoms
illustrated by Roge
Sterling Publishing

Chester’s Back
written and illustrated by Melanie Watts
Kids Can Press, Ltd

Chipper Kids: Counting in the Crazy Garden
written by Margarette Burnette
illustrated by Brooke Henson
Jenprint Publications

Colors! Colores!
written by Jorge Lujan
illustrated by Piet Grobler
Groundwood Books

Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, A
written and illustrated by Marla Frazee

Crazy Like a Fox: A Simile Story
written and illustrated by Loreen Leedy
Holiday House

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
written by Sue Whiting
illustrated by Sarah Davis
New Frontier Publishing

Daniel Boone’s Great Escape
written by Michael Spradling
illustrated by Ard Hoyt
Walker Books for Young Readers

Day Leo Said “I Hate You!”, The
written by Robie Harris
illustrated by Molly Bang
Little, Brown

Dinosaur vs. Bedtime
written and illustrated by Bob Shea

Doctor Ted
written by Andrea Beaty
illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre
Margaret K. McElderry

Dog and Bear: Two’s Company
written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Roaring Brook

Dog Who Belonged to No One, The
written by Amy Hest
illustrated by Amy Bates
Abrams for Young Readers

Dogs on the Bed
written by Elizabeth Bluemie
illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf
Candlewick Press

Duck Soup
written and illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic

Ducks Don’t Wear Socks
written by John Nedwidek
illustrated by Lee White

written and illustrated by Holly Hobbie
Little, Brown

Far Away Rainy Day Land, The
written and illustrated by Lyndie Chiou

written by Paul Brewer
and Kathleen Krull
illustrated by Boris Kulikov
Simon & Schuster

Fly, Monarch, Fly!
written and illustrated by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books

Forever Young
written by Bob Dylan
illustrated by Paul Rogers
Simon & Schuster

Gift of Love, The
written by Elisabeth Ann Matulewicz
Llumina Kids

Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum, The
written by Kate Bernheimer
illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli
Schwartz and Wade Books

Give a Goat
written by Jan West Schrock
illustrated by Aileen Darragh
Tilbury House

Go Home, Mrs. Beekman
written by Anne Stampler
illustrated by Marsha Carrington
Dutton Juvenile

Goodnight Goon
written and illustrated by Michael Rex

Grace for President
written by Kelly Dipucchio
illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Gracie’s Gallery: A Magic Mirror Book
written and illustrated by Kelly Houle
Piggy Toes Press

Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac, The
written by Dawn Casey
illustrated by Anne Wilson
Barefoot Books

Hansel and Gretel
written by Cynthia, Rylant
illustrated by Jen Corace

Happiness Tree, The
written by Andrea Alban Gosline
illustrated by Lisa Burnett Bossi
Feiwel & Friends

Hold on to Your Horses
written by Sandra Tayler
illustrated by Angela Call
Tayler Corporation

Honda: The Boy Who Dreamed of Cars
written by Mark Weston
illustrated by Katie Yamasaki
Lee & Low Books, Inc.

How I Learned Geography
written and illustrated by Uri Shulevitz
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

How Mama Brought the Spring
written by Fran Manushkin
illustrated by Holly Berry
Dutton Juvenile

How to Heal a Broken Wing
written and illustrated by Bob Graham
Candlewick Press

How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird
written by Jacques Prevert
illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein
Roaring Brook

Howard Thurman’s Great Hope
written by Kai Jackson Issa
illustrated by Arthur L. Dawson
Lee & Low Books, Inc.

Hush, Little Dragon
written by Boni Ashburn
illustrated by Kelly Murphy
Abrams for Young Readers

I Feel a Foot!
written by Maranke Rinck
illustrated by Martin Van Der Linden

I Get So Hungry
written by Bebe Moore Campbell
illustrated by Amy Bates

I Know an Old Teacher
written by Anne Bowen
illustrated by Stephen Gammell
Carolrhoda Books

I’m Bad!
written by Kate McMullan
illustrated by Jim McMullan
Joanna Cotler

I’m Looking for a Monster
written and illustrated by Timothy Young
Random House Children’s Books

If Animals Kissed Goodnight
written by Ann Whitford Paul
illustrated by David Walker
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

Imagine a Dragon
written by Laurence Pringle
illustrated by Eujin Kim Neilan
Boyds Mills Press

In a Blue Room
written by Jim Averbec
illustrated by Tricia Tusa

Inside the Slidy Diner
written by Laurel Snyder
illustrated by Jaime Zollars
Tricycle Press

It’s Not Fair!
written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

Jake Starts School
written and illustrated by Michael Wright
Feiwel & Friends

Josh’s Halloween Pumpkin
written by Kathryn Lay
illustrated by Katy Bratun
Pelican Publishing Company

Jumpy Jack & Googily
written by Meg Rosoff
illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Henry Holt

Karate Cat
written and illustrated by Marcello Miteer

Katie Loves the Kitttens
written and illustrated by John Himmelman
Henry Holt

Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!
written by Kyle Mewburn
illustrated by John O’Reilly
and Ali Teo

Kitten Tale, A
written and illustrated by Eric Rohman
Knopf Books for Young Readers

written by Joan Holub
illustrated by Michael Slack
Chronicle Books

Ladybug Girl
written by Jacky Davis
illustrated by David Soman

Last Leaf, The
written by Uncle Tee

Late for School!
written by Stephanie Calmenson
illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa
Carolrhoda Books

Lemon the Duck
written by Laura Backman
illustrated by Laurence Cleyet-Merle
Lobster Press

Lester Fizz, Bubble Gum Artist
written by Ruth Spiro
illustrated by Thor Wickstrom
Dutton Juvenile

Little Boy
written by Alison McGhee
illustrated by Peter Reynolds

Little Hoot
written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
illustrated by Jen Corace
Chronicle Books

Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears
written and illustrated by Emily Gravett
Simon & Schuster

Lucky Star, The
written by Judy Young
illustrated by Chris Ellison
Sleeping Bear Press

Lucy’s Cave
written and illustrated by Karen Winnick
Calkins Creek Books

Madam President
written and illustrated by Lane Smith

Mail Harry to the Moon
written by Robie Harris
illustrated by Michael Emberley
Little, Brown

Marco Flamenco/Marco Flamingo
written and illustrated by Sheila Jarkins
Raven Tree Press

written by Gail Herbert
and Hazel Hutchins
illustrated by Dusan Petricic
Annick Press

Maybe a Bear Ate It!
written by Robie Harris
illustrated by Michael Emberley
Orchard Books

McFig and McFly
written and illustrated by Henrik Drescher
Candlewick Press

Me Hungry
written and illustrated by Jeremy Tankard
Candlewick Press

Metal Man
written by Aaron Reynolds
illustrated by Paul Hoppe

written and illustrated by Carolyn Baicker-McKee
Bloomsbury USA

Monkey and Me
written and illustrated by Emily Gravett
Simon & Schuster

Monkey With a Tool Belt
written and illustrated by Chris Monroe
Carolrhoda Books

Monsoon Afternoon
written by Kashmira Sheth
illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi

Monsters on Machines
written by Deb Lund
illustrated by Robert Neubecker

Mozart Question, The
written by Michael Morpurgo
illustrated by Michael Foreman
Candlewick Press

Mr. Pusskins and Little Whiskers: Another Love Story
written and illustrated by Sam Lloyd

My Champion
written and illustrated by Sue Carnes

My Name is Not Isabella
written by Jennifer Fosberry
illustrated by Mike Litwin
Monkey Barrel Press

New Branches on the Family Tree
written by Cecil Witherspoon
illustrated by Marci Mongelli

Night Running: How James Escaped with the Help of His Faithful Dog
written by Elisa Carbone
illustrated by Earl Lewis
Knopf Trade Paperbacks

No Mush Today
written by Sally Derby
illustrated by Nicoletta Tadgell
Lee & Low Books, Inc.

No! That’s Wrong!
written and illustrated by Zhaohua Ji
and Cui Xu
Kane/Miller Book Pub

Not a Stick
written and illustrated by Antoinette Portis

Ocean Wide, Ocean Deep
written by Susan Lendroth
illustrated by Raul Allen
Tricycle Press

Odd Egg, The
written and illustrated by Emily Gravett

One Hen:: How One Small Loan Made a Difference
written and illustrated by Katie Smith Milway
Kids Can Press, Ltd

Origami Master, The
written by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer
illustrated by Aki Sogabe
Albert Whitman & Company

Paco and the Giant Chile Plant/Paco y la planta de chile gigante
written by Keith Polette
illustrated by Elizabeth Dulemba
Raven Tree Press

Patrick the Somnambulist
written and illustrated by Sarah Ackerley
Blooming Tree Press

Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley
written and illustrated by Aaron Blabey
Front Street

Peg Leg Peke
written and illustrated by Brie Spangler
Knopf Trade Paperbacks

Pencil, The
written by Alan Ahlberg
illustrated by Bruce Ingman
Candlewick Press

Penny and the Punctuation Bee
written by Moria Rose Dohohue
illustrated by Jenny Law
Albert Whitman & Company

Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum
written and illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker
Schwartz and Wade Books

Pilot Pups
written by Michelle Meadows
illustrated by Dan Andreasen
Simon & Schuster

Pout-Pout Fish, The
written by Deborah Diesen
illustrated by Dan Hanna
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

Princess Peepers
written by Pam Calvert
illustrated by Tuesday Mourning
Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books

Priscilla and the Hollyhocks
written by Anne Broyles
illustrated by Anna Alter

Quinito, Day and Night / Quinito, dia y noche
written by Ina Cumpiano
illustrated by Jose Ramirez
Children’s Book Press

Rag Picker’s Christmas, The
written and illustrated by Susan Welch Bates

Rain Play
written by Cynthia Cotten
illustrated by Javaka Steptoe
Henry Holt

Rembrandt and the Boy Who Drew Dogs: A Story about Rembrandt van Rijn
written by Molly Blaisdell
illustrated by Nancy Lane
Barron’s Education

Remember When
written and illustrated by Patz Fowle
Book Surge

Round Like a Ball
written and illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Blue Apple Books

Running Shoes
written by Frederick Lipp
illustrated by Jason Gaillard

Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach
written and illustrated by Melanie Watt
Kids Can Press, Ltd

Scrambled States of America Talent Show, The
written and illustrated by Laurie Keller
Henry Holt

Sea Serpent and Me, The
written by Dashka Slater
illustrated by Catia Chien
Houghton Mifflin

Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes
written and illustrated by L.T. Peters

Snoring Beauty
written by Bruce Hale
illustrated by Howard Fine

Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie
written by Norton Juster
illustrated by Chris Raschka
Michael di Capua Books

written and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell
Little, Brown

Splash! A Little Book About Boucing Back
written and illustrated by Maria van Lieshout
Feiwel & Friends

Splat the Cat
written and illustrated by Rob Scotton

written by Karen Hesse
illustrated by Wendy Watson

Sputter, Sputter, Sput!
written by Babs Bell
illustrated by Bob Staake

Stanley at Sea
written and illustrated by Linda Bailey
Kids Can Press, Ltd

Storyteller’s Candle, The/La velita de los cuentos
written by Lucia Gonzalez
illustrated by Lulu Delacre
Children’s Book Press

Stowaway: The San Francisco Adventures of Sara, the Pineapple Cat
written by Jill Ammon Vanderwood
illustrated by Yvonne Ford

Streets are Free, The
written by Kurusa
illustrated by Monika Doppert
Annick Press

Tale of Kooshla and Saboo: Promises of the Forest Berry Fairies, A
written and illustrated by Angelique La Fon-Cox

Tea for Ruby
written by Sarah Ferguson
illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
Simon & Schuster

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
written by Mem Fox
illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Termites on a Stick
written and illustrated by Michele Coxon
Star Bright Books

Terrible, Horrible, Smelly Pirate, The
written by Jacqueline Halsey
and Carrie Muller
illustrated by Eric Orchard

That Book Woman
written by Heather Henson
illustrated by David Small

There Was a Wee Woman
written by Erica Silverman
illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

This is Your Life Cycle:
written by Heather Lynn Miller
illustrated by Michael Chesworth
Clarion Books

Three Bears and Goldilocks, The
written by Margaret Willey
illustrated by Heather Soloman

Tim and Sally’s Beach Adventure
written by Grady Thrasher
illustrated by Elaine Hearn Rabon
Hill Street Press

Time-for-Bed Angel, The
written by Ronica Stromberg
illustrated by Kristina Stephenson
Lion Hudson

written by Mary Jean Crisp
illustrated by Robert Papp
Sleeping Bear Press

To the Big Top
written by Jill Esbaum
illustrated by David Gordon
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

Too Many Toys
written and illustrated by David Shannon
Blue Sky Press

Traction Man Meets Turbodog
written and illustrated by Mini Grey
Knopf Trade Paperbacks

written and illustrated by Barbara Lehman
Houghton Mifflin

written by Holly Jahangiri
illustrated by Jordan Vinyard
4RV Publishing

Twas the Day Before Christmas
written by Brenda Seabrooke
illustrated by Delana Bettoli
Dutton Juvenile

Twin Giants, The
written by Dick King-Smith
illustrated by Mini Grey
Candlewick Press

Uncle Bobby’s Wedding
written and illustrated by Sarah Brannen

United Tweets of America
written and illustrated by Hudson Talbott

Very Improbable Story: A Math Adventure, A
written by Edward Einhorn
illustrated by Adam Gustavson

Visitor for Bear, A
written by Bonny Becker
illustrated by Kady Denton
Candlewick Press

Wabi Sabi
written by Mark Reibstein
illustrated by Ed Young
Little, Brown

Wakame Gatherers, The
written by Holly Thompson
illustrated by Kazumi Wilds
Shen’s Books

Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland
written by Jon Scieszka
illustrated by Mary Blair
Disney Press

written and illustrated by Suzy Lee
Chronicle Books

Way Back Home, The
written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

We’re Off to Look for Aliens
written and illustrated by Colin McNaughton
Candlewick Press

Welcome to Pirate Boot Camp
written and illustrated by Symone LaDeane
Tate Publishing & Enterprises

Wheat Doll, The
written by Alison Randall
illustrated by Bill Farnsworth

When Darkness Slipped In
written and illustrated by Ella Burfoot

Where You Came From
written by Sara O’Leary
illustrated by Julie Morstad
Simply Read Books

Where’s My Mummy?
written by Carolyn Crimi
illustrated by John Meadows
Candlewick Press

Whistling Wings
written by Laura Goering
illustrated by Laura Jacques
Sylvan Dell Publishing

Wild Boars Cook
written by Meg Rosoff
illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Henry Holt

written by Denise Brannan-Nelson
and Rosemarie Brennan
illustrated by Cyd Moore
Sleeping Bear Press

Woollyhoodwinks vs. the Dark Patch, The
written by Phil Dumesnil
and Asa Sanchez
illustrated by Jeff Root
and Scott Runcorn

Year of the Rat, The
written by Oliver Chin
illustrated by Miah Alcorn

Z is for Zeus: A Greek Mythology Alphabet
written by Helen L. Wilbur
illustrated by Victor Juhasz
Sleeping Bear Press

Zen Ties
written and illustrated by Jon Muth