Award/Honor Books, Picture Books

Leave Me Alone! by Vera Brosgol

Grades K-2

A grandmother who lives with her very big family yearns to be left alone to finish her knitting. She is determined to find a quiet space all to herself so she can get her work done. Unbeknownst to her family, she slips out one day and begins her quest to find a quiet place. Along the way, she meets bears, goats and even aliens, but nothing will stop her from her ultimate goal: knitting warm sweaters for her grandkids.

Picture Books

One Green Apple by Eve Bunting

Grades 1-4


Farah feels alone in her new class in a new country with an unfamiliar language and culture. Today she is going on an apple picking field trip with her classmates and teacher. She listens but doesn’t speak, and through her observing, discovers that things are more similar to her home than she first realized. She sees a dog like her pet back home, and hears friendly laughter. This book tells the story of how a young Muslim immigrant finds her way in a new life.

Animals, Award/Honor Books, Picture Books

They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel

Ages 3-6


This book highlights observation and imagination as a cat walks through its world and is seen by various animals in different ways. They see the cat in different colors and forms. Some see a black and white cat, some see a rainbow-colored cat. Some see him clearly and some see him fuzzily. How will you see the cat?

This is a 2017 Caldecott Honor book.