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Enjoy these multimedia, online resources about the books and authors associated with the Wisconsin Library Association awards, courtesy of http://www.teachingbooks.net. Questions? (800) 596-0710.

 

 


Wisconsin authors & illustrators recognized for outstanding achievement for books published in the previous year.


2016 Selections

Rash

Title: Archie the Daredevil Penguin
Auhtor/Illustrator: Andy Rash

Description: Archie has no fear except a secret one--the ocean and the creatures that lurk in it--so he tries over and over to invent a way to fly to Iceberg Nine, where his fellow penguins are having a fish fry.

Chrustowski

Title: Bee Dance
Author/Illustrator: Rick Chrustowski

Description: A honeybee searches for nectar, then returns to the hive to tell the other bees. She does a waggle dance, moving in a special figure-eight pattern to share the location of the foodsource with her hivemates. With vivid and active images, Rick Chrustowski brings these amazing bees to life!

avi

Title: Catch You Later, Traitor
Author: Avi

Description: It's 1951, and twelve-year-old Pete Collison is a regular kid in Brooklyn, New York, who loves Sam Spade detective books and radio crime dramas. But when an FBI agent shows up at Pete's doorstep, accusing Pete's father of being a Communist, Pete is caught in a real-life mystery. Could there really be Commies in Pete's family?

Stein

Title: Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box
Authors: Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein (Wisconsin Author)
Illustrator: James E. Ransome

Description: Life on the farm with Granddaddy is full of hard work, but despite all the chores, Granddaddy always makes time for play, especially fishing trips. Even when there isn't a bite to catch, he reminds young Michael that it takes patience to get what's coming to you. One morning, when Granddaddy heads into town in his fancy suit, Michael knows that something very special must be happening--and sure enough, everyone is lined up at town hall! For the very first time, Granddaddy is allowed to vote, and he couldn't be more proud. But can Michael be patient when justice just can't come soon enough?

Kugler

Title: In Mary's Garden
Authors: Tina and Carson Kügler

Description: While the rest of her classmates were making pastries in cooking classes, Mary Nohl was making art--anything she fancied out of anything she could find. Inspiration struck Mary even when she wasn't looking for it. Mary used common objects to make uncommon art. And one day, her garden was a gallery.

Schmatz

Title: Lizard Radio
Author: Pat Schmatz

Description: Fifteen-year-old bender Kivali has had a rough time in a gender-rigid culture. Abandoned as a baby and raised by Sheila, an ardent nonconformist, Kivali has always been surrounded by uncertainty. Where did she come from? Is it true what Sheila says, that she was deposited on Earth by the mysterious saurians? What are you? people ask, and Kivali isn't sure. Boy/girl? Human/lizard? Both/neither? Now she's in CropCamp, with all of its schedules and regs, and the first real friends she's ever had. Strange occurrences and complicated relationships raise questions Kivali has never before had to consider. But she has a gift--the power to enter a trancelike state to harness the "knowings" inside her. She has Lizard Radio. Will it be enough to save her?

Henkes

Title: Waiting
Author/Illustrator: Kevin Henkes

Description: An owl, puppy, bear, bunny, and pig wait for marvelous things to happen.


2015 Selections
Bausum

Title: Stubby the War Dog: The True Story of World War 1's Bravest Dog
Author: Ann Bausum

Description: American soldier J. Robert Conroy befriended a stray dog with a stumpy tail while training to fight overseas in WWI. They bonded so closely that Conroy smuggled him to Europe, where Stubby accompanied Conroy's regiment on the Western Front, lending both his superior olfactory senses and amiable temperament to the war effort.

Underwood

Title: Here Comes the Easter Cat
Author: Deborah Underwood (Wisconsin author)
Illustrator: Claudia Rueda

Description: When Cat tries to replace the Easter Bunny, he soon learns that the job is much harder than he expected--and does not allow time for naps.

Godin

Title: The Hula-Hoopin' Queen
Author: Thelma Lynne Godin (Wisconsin author)
Illustrator: Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Description: Kameeka yearns to continue her hula hooping competition with her rival, Jamara, rather than help prepare for Miz Adeline's birthday party, and "the itch" almost ruins the party before the girls learn who the real winner is.

Mata

Title: Kate Walden Directs: Night of the Zombie Chickens
Author: Julie Mata

Description: Budding film director Kate Walden navigates middle school girl politics and chores on her mother's chicken farm while trying to become the next Spielberg

LitchtenheldMoose

Title: This is a Moose
Author: Richard T. Morris
Illustrator: Tom Lichtenheld (Wisconsin illustrator)

Description: Director Billy Waddler is trying to film a documentary about moose, but the moose in question has no intention of spending his life in the woods and his animal friends, who have dreams of their own, help him prove his point.


2014 Selections
ZietlowMiller

Title: Sophie's Squash
Author: Pat Zietlow Miller (Wisconsin author)
Illustrator: Anne Wilsdorf

Description: On a trip to the farmers' market with her parents, Sophie chooses a squash, but instead of letting her mom cook it, she names it Bernice. From then on, Sophie brings Bernice everywhere, despite her parents' gentle warnings that Bernice will begin to rot. As winter nears, Sophie does start to notice changes.... What's a girl to do when the squash she loves is in trouble?

Timberlake

Title: One Came Home
Author: Amy Timberlake

Description: In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.

BickSinEaters

Title: Sin-Eater's Confession
Author: Ilsa J. Bick

Description: While serving in Afghanistan, Ben writes about incidents from his senior year in a small-town Wisconsin high school, when a neighbor he was trying to help out becomes the victim of an apparent hate crime and Ben falls under suspicion.

HerbachImWith

Title: I'm With Stupid
Author: Geoff Herbach

Description: It's nerd-turned-jock Felton Reinstein's last year before college, and the choices he makes now will affect the rest of his life. That's a lot of pressure. Before leaving home forever, Felton will have to figure out just who he is, even if, sometimes, it sucks to be him.

LichtenheldExclamation

Title: Exclamation Mark!
Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrator: Tom Lichtenheld (Wisconsin illustrator)

Description: A punctuation mark feels bad that he doesn't fit in with the others until a friend reveals the possibilities that exist when differences are accepted.

Zinn

Title: Poison
Author: Bridget Zinn

Description: When sixteen-year-old Kyra, a potions master, tries to save her kingdom by murdering the princess, who is also her best friend, the poisoned dart misses its mark and Kyra becomes a fugitive, pursued by the King's army and her ex-boyfriend Hal.



2013 Selections
Bauer

Title: Little Dog, Lost
Author: Marion Dane Bauer (Wisconsin author)
Illustrator: Jennifer Bell

Description: A boy, a dog, and an old man are lonely before the boy plans a rally, the dog looks for a boy, and all the townspeople run to the old man's aid when lightning strikes his home and something miraculous happens.

BausumMarching

Title: Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights, and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Hours
Author: Ann Bausum

Description: Explores how the media, politics, the civil rights movement, and labor protests all converged to set the scene for one of Dr. King's greatest speeches and for his tragic death on April 4, 1968, in Memphis.

Hautman

Title: Obsidian Blade
Author: Pete Hautman

Description: After thirteen-year-old Tucker Feye's parents disappear, he suspects that the strange disks of shimmering air that he keeps seeing are somehow involved, and when he steps inside of one he is whisked on a time-twisting journey trailed by a shadowy sect of priests and haunted by ghostlike figures.

Louge

Title: Sleep Like a Tiger
Author: Mary Logue (Wisconsin Author)
Illustrator: Pamela Zagarenski

Description: At bedtime a young girl asks "Does everything in the world go to sleep?

Bodeen

Title: The Raft
Author: S.A. Bodeen

Description: Robbie's last-minute flight to the Midway Atoll proves to be a nightmare when the plane goes down in shark-infested waters. Fighting for her life, the co-pilot Max pulls her onto the raft, and that's when the real terror begins.

HenkesPenny

Title: Penny and Her Song
Author/Illustrator: Kevin Henkes

Description: Penny comes home from school eager to share her very own song, but must wait until the time is right to teach it to her parents and the babies.

Newman

Title: Rabbit's Snow Dance: A Traditional Iroquois Story
As told by: James and Joseph Bruchac
Illustrator: Jeff Newman (Wisconsin illustrator)

Description: Rabbit loves the winter. He knows a dance, using an Iroquois drum and song, to make it snow—even in summertime! When rabbit decides that it should snow early, he starts his dance and the snow begins to fall. The other forest animals are not happy and ask him to stop, but Rabbit doesn’t listen. How much snow is too much, and will Rabbit know when to stop?


2012 Selections

Lichtenheld

Title: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Author:
Sherri Duskey Rinker
Illustrator: Tom Lichtenheld (Wisconsin illustrator)

Description: At sunset, when their work is done for the day, a crane truck, a cement mixer, and other pieces of construction equipment make their way to their resting places and go to sleep

Bick

Title: Ashes
Author: Ilsa J. Bick

Description: Alex, a resourceful seventeen-year-old running from her incurable brain tumor, Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan, and Ellie, an angry eight-year-old, join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world's population, turning some of those who remain into zombies and giving the others superhuman senses.

McLimans

Title: Big Turtle
Author/Illustrator: David McLimans

Description: In the time when all people live in the sky and all animals in the water, Sky Girl falls through a hole, is rescued by swans and taken to wise Big Turtle who, with the help of noble Toad, called Mashutaha, creates the land on which we live. Includes notes about the Huron people from whom the tale comes.

Ehlert

Title: Ten Little Caterpillars
Author: Bill Martin Jr.
Illustrator: Lois Ehlert (Wisconsin Illustrator)

Description: Illustrations and rhyming text follow ten caterpillars as one wriggles up a flower stem, another sails across a garden pool, and one reaches an apple leaf, where something amazing happens.

Morris

Title: The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True
Author: Gerald Morris
Illustrator: Aaron Reiner

Description: Relates the adventures of Sir Gawain, the only undefeated knight in King Arthur's court, who eventually learns the value of friendship, courtliness, and courtesy after a challenge from the Green Knight.

Herbach

Title: Stupid Fast
Author: Geoff Herbach

Description: Just before his sixteenth birthday, Felton Reinstein has a sudden growth spurt that turns him from a small, jumpy, picked-on boy with the nickname of "Squirrel Nut" to a powerful athlete, leading to new friends, his first love, and the courage to confront his family's past and current problems.

Roth

Title: The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families
Author: Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore
Illustrator: Susan L. Roth (Wisconsin illustrator and author)

Description: A cumulative verse, alternating with additional narrative, describes the ecological and social transformation resulting from the work of Dr. Gordon Sato, a Japanese American cell biologist who made saltwater and desert land productive through the planting of mangrove trees in the tiny African country of Eritrea. Includes afterword, photographs, glossary, and author's sources 

 

2011 Selections
My Garden

My Garden

Author/Illustrator: Kevin Henkes

Description: A girl helps out in her mother's garden, but in the garden of her imagination, there are chocolate rabbits, tomatoes as big as beach balls, flowers that change color, and seashells. From the author's website.

Shark vs. Train

Shark vs. Train

Author: Chris Barton
Illustrator: Tom Lichtenheld (Wisconsin illustrator)

Description: So, who's tougher—Shark or Train? It all depends. When trick-or-treating, Shark is the clear winner, thanks to his wicked smile; but, in a marshmallow-roasting contest, Train triumphs by virtue of his built-in, coal-stoked roaster. And on and on it goes, with Shark and Train in one absurd competition after another until they discover that sometimes, nobody wins. From the illustrator's website.

Art and Max

Art and Max

Author: David Wiesner

Description: Max and Arthur are friends who share an interest in painting. Arthur is an accomplished painter; Max is a beginner. Max's first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various artistic media, which turn out to have unexpected pitfalls. Although Max is inexperienced, he's courageous—and a quick learner. His energy and enthusiasm bring the adventure to its triumphant conclusion. Beginners everywhere will take heart. From the author's website.

The Boys

The Boys

Author: Jeff Newman

Description: This wordless picture book tells the story of a quiet boy working to overcome his shyness and finding the courage to play baseball with the other kids in the park... With the help of a few old timers from the nearby park... From the publisher's website.

Reinvention of Edison Thomas

The Reinvention of Edison Thomas

 

Author: Jacqueline Houtman

Description: Eddy is distraught when his entry in the science fair doesn't win. When his disappointment, coupled with the gymnasium hubbub, peaks, he squats on the floor, covers his ears, rocks, and chants chemical-compound names to himself. Eddy's sensitive nerves act like antennae, soaking up anxieties that cause him to recoil. The boy has high-functioning Asperger's syndrome and his intolerance of noise, and of other students' inadequate entries, is real—sadly, as real as the people who avoid him. Former playmates have grown up and turned into mean adolescents. At the same time, Eddy overlooks students who try to befriend him, because he is unable to understand social cues. When the school's crossing guard is let go, the boy obsesses over every imaginable calamity that could happen to children in the street. He loves the structure of science and tinkers endlessly with recycled gizmos and wires, and, following his counselor's advice, puts his worry to work inventing a traffic-signal device. From School Library Journal

 


2010 Selections
Kisses on the Wind

Kisses on the Wind

Author/Illustrator: Lisa Moser

Description: Grandma takes Lydia on a very special walk and teachs her how to say good-bye, and more importantly, how to keep love alive. From the author's website

Birds

Birds

Author: Kevin Henkes
Illustrator:Laura Dronzek

Description: Birds come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Birds are magic. Birds are everywhere. If you listen very carefully you will hear them, no matter where you live. And if you look very closely you will see them, no matter where you are. And if you can't go outside right this minute, you can always read this book. From the author's website

Namaste!

Namaste!

Author: Diane Cohn
Illustrator:Amy Cordova (Wisconsin illustrator)

Description: Whenever Nima meets someone on her long walk to the market village in Nepal, she brings her hands together with her fingers almost touching her chin, bows her head slightly, and says "Namaste" which means "the light in me meets the light in you." Includes information on the geography, culture and people of Nepal.

Marching to Appomattox: the Footrace that Ended the Civil War

Marching to Appomattox: the Footrace that Ended the Civil War

Author/Illustrator: Ken Stark

Description: We always hear about how wars start, but how they end can be just as fascinating. That is certainly the case with America’s Civil War. After the fall of Richmond, Robert E. Lee and his Confederate troops were racing toward North Carolina for supplies and reinforcements. Ulysses S. Grant’s Union troops were determined to stop them. Both sides were certain they would prevail, yet after fighting with all his heart and soul, Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House. What made him do that? Find out how geography, luck, perseverance, and compassionate diplomacy by Lee and Grant combined to change the course of our nation’s history.



2009 Selections
It's Not Fair

It's Not Fair

Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrator: om Lichtenheld (Wisconsin illustrator)

Description: Who in this world has not heard the familiar “It’s not fair!” mantra.  This title can easily become a popular read for the entire family, paired with Tom Lichtenheld’s humorous cartoon illustrations.

Old Bear

Old Bear

Author/Illustrator: Kevin Henkes

Description: There is more to this picture book than first meets the eye. With sparse text and creative use of color throughout readers see Bear in all his seasons of the year.

The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great

The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great

Author: Gerald Morris
Illustrator: Aaron Renier (Wisconsin illustrator)

Description: Each chapter tells of a new and humorous adventure of clever Sir Lancelot. A fun title for young readers that doesn’t quite stick to the script.

Monsoon Afternoon

Monsoon Afternoon

Author: Kashmira Sheth (Wisconsin author)
Illustrator:Yoshiko Jaeggi

Description: A beautiful, quiet story of a young boy and his grandfather finding companionship with each other during the seasonal monsoons. Soft, watercolor illustrations are a wonderful compliment to this title.

Bird Lake Moon

Bird Lake Moon

Author: Kevin Henkes

Description: A quiet, yet compelling story centering around Mitch (whose parents are divorcing) and Spencer (whose family is returning to the lake after the drowning of his brother). Well-developed characters and true-to-life storyline make this book a stand-out.



2008 Selections
Babies Can't Eat Kimchee!

Babies Can't Eat Kimchee!

Author: Susan L. Roth (Wisconsin author)
Illustrator: Nancy Patz
keepingcorner

Keeping Corner

Author: Kashmira Sheth
perfectnest

The Perfect Nest

Author: Catherine Friend (Wisconsin author)
Illustrator: John Manders
Terrible Storm

Terrible Storm

Author: Carol Otis Hurst
Illustrator: S.D. Schindler (Wisconsin illustrator)
circlethetruth

Circle the Truth

Author: Pat Schmatz
The OK Book

The OK Book

Author: Amy Krouse
Illustrator: Tom Lichtenheld (Wisconsin illustrator)
The Silenced

The Silenced

Author: James DeVita


2007 Selections
Love, Football and Other Contact Sports

Love, Football & Other Contact Sports

Author: Alden Carter
Rash

Rash

Author: Pete Hautman
Up

Up

Author: Jim LaMarche
Gone Wild

Gone Wild: an Endangered Animal Alphabet

Author: David McLiman
Busy in the Garden

Busy in the Garden

Author: George Shannon
Flotsam

Flotsam

Author: David Wiesner
Story of Salt

Story of Salt

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Illustrator: S.D. Schindler
Jackie's Bat

Jackie's Bat

Author: Marybeth Lorbiecki
Illustrator: Brian Pinkney
Lilly's Big Day

Lilly's Big Day

Author/Illustrator: Kevin Henkes
Hearts of Stone

Hearts of Stone

Author: Kathleen Ernst


2006 Selections
Crackback

Crackback

Author: John Coy
Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

Author: Kathleen Krull
White is for Blueberry

White is for Blueberry

Author: George Shannon
Illustrator: Laura Dranzek (Wisconsin illustrator)
The Lioness and Her Knight

The Lioness & Her Knight

Author: Gerald Morris
Leaf Man

Leaf Man

Author: Lois Ehlert


2005 Selections
Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine

Author: Kashmira Sheth
Godless

Godless

Author: Pete Hautman
With Courage & Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman's Right to Vote

With Courage & Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman's Right to Vote

Author: Ann Bausum


2004 Selections
Colibri

Colibri

Author: Ann Cameron
Sweetblood

Sweetblood

Author: Pete Hautman
George Washington's Teeth

George Washington's Teeth

Author: Deborah Chandra
Illustrator: Brock Cole
Olive's Ocean

Olive's Ocean

Author: Kevin Henkes


2003 Selections

Butterflies and Lizards, Beryl & Me

Butterflies & Lizards, Beryl & Me

Author: Ruth Lercher Bornstein
Bears Make Rock Soup and Other Stories

Bears Make Rock Soup & Other Stories

Author: Liselotte Erdrich
Illustrator: Lisa Fifield
A Story for Bear

A Story for Bear

Author: Jim LaMarche
Skeleton Hiccups

Skeleton Hiccups

Author: Margaret Cuyler
Illustrator: S.D. Schindler
Elizabeti's School

Elizabeti's School

Author: Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
The Fantastic Journey of Pieter Bruegel

The Fantastic Journey of Pieter Bruegel

Author: Anders Shafer
All You Need for a Snowman

All You Need for a Snowman

Author: Alice Schertle
Illustrator: Barbara Lavellee
Owen's Marshmallow Chick

Owen's Marshmallow Chick

Author/Illustrator: Kevin Henkes
One Little Mouse

One Little Mouse

Author: Dori Chaconas


2002 Selections

The Good Fights: How World War II Was Won

The Good Fights: How World War II was Won

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
I'm Tougher Than Diabetes

I'm Tougher than Diabetes

Author: Alden Carter
Photographer: Carol Carter
Waiting for Wings

Waiting for Wings

Author: Lois Ehlert
Hole in the Sky

Hole in the Sky

Author: Pete Hautman
parsifalspage

Parsifal's Page

Author: Gerald Morris
Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market

Author: Cheryl Walsh Bellville & Marcia R. Rendon
No Bad News

No Bad News

Author: Kenneth Cole
Photographer: John Ruebartsch
Simply Wright: a Journey into the Ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright's Architecture

Simply Wright: a Journey into the Ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright's Architecture

Author: Diane Bresnan Fleming
Goal

Goal

Author: Robert Burleigh
Illustrator: Stephen T. Johnson


2001 Selections

The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936

The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936

Author: Susan Bachrach
Stretching Ourselves: Kids with Cerebral Palsy

Stretching Ourselves: Kids with Cerebral Palsy

Author: Alden Carter
Wemberly Worried

Wemberly Worried

Author/Illustrator: Kevin Henkes
The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf

The Savage Damsel & the Dwarf

Author: Gerald Morris
The Mighty Skink

The Mighty Skink

Author: Paul Shipton
Growing Seasons

Growing Seasons

Author: Elsie Lee Splear
Illustrator: Ken Stark
Goodbye for Today: the Diary of a Young Girl at Sea

Good-bye for Today: the Diary of a Young Girl at Sea

Authors: Peter & Connie Roop
The Raft

The Raft

Author: Jim LaMarche
Buttons

Buttons

Author: Brock Cole
Dragon Bones and Dinosaur Eggs: a Photo Biography of Explorer Roy Chapman Andrews

Dragon Bones & Dinosaur Eggs: a Photo Biography of Explorer Roy Chapman Andrews

Author: Ann Bausum


2000 Selections

 

  • Right Here on This Spot by Sharon Hart Addy
  • Speaking of Journals: Children’s Book Writers Talk about Their Diaries, Notebooks, and Sketchbooks by Paula Graham
  • The House of Wisdom by Florence Parry Heidi & Judith Heidi Gilliland
  • The Birthday Room by Kevin Henkes
  • They Saw the Future: Oracles, Psychics, Scientists, Great Thinkers & Pretty Good Guessers by Kathleen Krull
  • Twelve Lizards illustrated by Christine Mau
  • Century Farm: One Hundred Years on a Family Farm by Chris Peterson

1999 Selections

 

  • W is for Wisconsin by Dori Butler
  • A Drawing in the Sand: a Story of African American Art by Jerry Butler
  • The Secret Life of Amanda K. Woods by Ann Cameron
  • Story Painter: the Life of Jacob Lawrence by John Duggleby
  • Tio Armando by Florence Parry Heidi and Roxanne Heidi Pierce
  • Lewis & Papa: Adventure on the Santa Fe Trail by Barbara Joosse
  • Those Courageous Women of the Civil War by Karen Zeinert 

1998 Selections

 

  • If You Were Born a Kitten by Marion Dane Bauer
  • Big Brother Dustin by Alden Carter
  • Bull Catcher by Alden Carter
  • Cuckoo: a Mexican Folklore
  • Nugget & Darling by Barbara Joosse
  • Little Oh illustrated by Jim LaMarche
  • Storm on the Desert by Carolyn Lesser
  • Horsepower: the Wonder of Draft Horses by Chris Peterson
  • Whuppity Stoorie: a Scottish Folktale illustrated by S.D. Schindler
  • This is the Bird by George Shannon

 


1997 Selections

 

  • I'm Tougher than Asthma by Alden & Siri M. Carter
  • Artist in Overalls: the Life of Grant Wood by John Duggleby
  • Under My Nose by Lois Ehlert
  • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
  • Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull
  • Grandmother's Pigeon illustrated by Jim LaMarche
  • Harvest Year by Chris Peterson
  • Wave Goodbye by Rob Reid
  • Tomorrow's Alphabet by George Shannon
  • Welcome to the Ark by Stephanie Tolan 

1996 Selections

 

  •  A Writer’s Story: From Life to Fiction by Marion Dane Bauer
  • Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
  • Dance with Me: Poems by Barbara Juster Esbensen
  • Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson
  • One Nation, Many Tribes: How Kids Live in the Milwaukee Indian Community by Kathleen Krull
  • The Carousel illustrated by: Jim LaMarche
  • One Bird by Kyoko Mori
  • How Thunder & Lightning Came to Be illustrated by Susan Roth
  • April Showers by George Shannon
  • Katie Henio: Navajo Sheepherder by Peggy Thomson

1995 Selections

 

  • A Question of Trust by Marion Dane Bauer
  • Bonnie Blair: Golden Streak by Cathy Breitenbucher
  • Mole's Hill by Lois Ehlert
  • Ellen Anders on Her Own by Karen Hirsch
  • Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull
  • The Walloping Window Bird illustrated by Jim LaMarche
  • Laurie Tells by Linda Lowrey
  • Extra Cheese, Please! Mozzarella's Journey from Cow to Pizza by Chris Peterson
  • Come in from the Cold by Marsha Qualey
  • The Great Ball Game illustrated by Susan Roth

 


1994 Selections

 

  • Nuts to You by Lois Ehlert
  • Owen by Kevin Henkes
  • Asking the River by David Kherdian
  • Lives of Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull
  • Meet Tricky Coyote! by Gretchen Mayo
  • That Tricky Coyote! by Gretchen Mayo
  • Pumpkin Light by David Ray
  • Off the Map: the Journals of Lewis & Clark by Connie & Peter Roop
  • Climbing Kansas Mountain by George Shannon
  • The Gingerbread Doll by Susan Tews
  • Stick Boy by Joan Zeier

 


1993 Selections

 

  • What's Your Story? a Young Person's Guide to Writing Fiction by Marion Dane Bauer
  • War of 1812 by Alden Carter
  • Moon Rope by Lois Ehlert
  • A Grandmother's Story by Glenn Halak
  • Windsong by Lynn Hall
  • The Samurai's Daughter illustrated by Stephen T. Johnson
  • The Rainbabies illustrated by Jim LaMarche
  • The Deer Stand by A.M. Monson
  • Kelsey's Raven by Sylvia Peck
  • Whoo-oo Is It? illustrated by S.D. Schindler

 


1992 Selections

 

  • Asian Folktales retold by Asian Bilingual Students from Room #17, Wisconsin Avenue School, Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Alpha and the Dirty Baby by Brock Cole
  • Winning Sheherazade by Judith Goroq
  • Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
  • Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crabcakes Later) by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
  • The Great Fishing Contest by David Kherdian
  • The Brave Women by C.L.G. Martin
  • The Shoemaker and the Elves by Ilse Plume
  • More Stories to Solve by George Shannon
  • Wings Around the World by K.C. Tessendorf