2008 Nominations

A Crossing of Zebras: Animal Packs in Poetry
written by Marjorie Maddox
illustrated by Philip Huber
Boyds Mills Press

Adventures of Isabel, The
written by Ogden Nash
illustrated by Bridget Taylor

America at War
illustrated by Stephen Alcorn
edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Simon & Schuster

Animal Poems of the Iguazu/Animalario del Iguazu
written by Francisco X. Alarcon
illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez
Children’s Book Press

Animals Anonymous
written by Richard Michelson
illustrated by Scott M. Fischer
Simon & Schuster

Baby Face: a Book of Love for Baby
written by Cynthia Rylant
illustrated by Diane Goode
Simon & Schuster

Barefoot: Poems for Naked Feet
written by Stefi Weisburd
illustrated by Lori McElrath-Eslick
Boyds Mills Press

Beastly Rhymes to Read After Dark
written by Judy Sierra
illustrated by Brian Biggs
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Becoming Billie Holliday
written by Carole Boston Weatherford
illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Boyds Mills Press

Birds on a Wire: Renga Around Town
written by Paul B. Janeczko
and J. Patrick Lewis
illustrated by Gary Lippincott
Boyds Mills Press

Black Stars in a White Night Sky
written by JonArno Lawson
illustrated by Sherwin Tjia
Boyds Mills Press

Frankenstein Takes the Cake
written and illustrated by Adam Rex

Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry’s Rhymes and Rhythms
edited by Nikki Giovanni

written by Naomi Shihab Nye

Imaginary Menagerie: A Book of Curious Creatures
written by Julie Larios
illustrated by Julie Paschkis

M is for Mischief
written by Linda Ashman
illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Penguin USA

Monarch’s Progress: Poems with Wings
written and illustrated by Avis Harley
Boyds Mills Press

More than Friends: Poems from Him and Her
written by Sara Holbrook
and Allan Wolf
Boyds Mills Press

My Letter to the World and Other Poems
written by Emily Dickinson
illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
Kids Can Press, Ltd

On a Road in Africa
written and illustrated by Kim Doner
Ten Speed Press

On the Farm
written by David Elliott
and Holly Meade
Candlewick Press

Our California
written by Pam Munoz Ryan
illustrated by Rafael Lopez

written by David Harrison
illustrated by Dab Burr
Boyds Mills Press

Smelly Feet Sandwich: And Other Silly Poems
written by Allia Zobel Nolan
illustrated by Kate Leake
tiger tales

Stella, Unleashed: Notes from the Doghouse
written by Linda Ashman
illustrated by Paul Meisel
Sterling Publishing

The Blacker the Berry: Poems
written by Joyce Carol Thomas
illustrated by Floyd Cooper

The Freedom Business
written by Marilyn Nelson
and Venture Smith
illustrated by Deborah Dancy
Boyds Mills Press

The Seldom Ever Shady Glades:Poems and Quilts
written and illustrated by Sue Van Wassenhove
Boyds Mills Press

The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom
written by Margarita Engle
Henry Holt

There Was a Man Who Loved a Rat: And Other Vile Little Poems
written by Gerda Rovetch
illustrated by Lissa Rovetch
Penguin USA

World’s Greatest: Poems
written by J. Patrick Lewis
illustrated by Keith Graves
Chronicle Books