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AWARD WINNERS: Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award

AWARD WINNERS: Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award

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The secret shortcut book The secret shortcut

Teague, Mark.

1999 WINNER. Wendell and Floyd can't seem to get to school on time. Wendell discovers a shortcut so secret that only he knows about it. Soon, both boys are lost in a wild jungle full of quicksand, monkeys, and crocodiles. Who would have thought that getting to school could be such an adventure. Color illustrations throughout.

Harvey Potter's balloon farm book Harvey Potter's balloon farm

Nolen, Jerdine.

1997 WINNER. A child ventures out in the middle of the night to see how Harvey Potter grows his wonderful balloons.

The dog who had kittens book The dog who had kittens

Robertus, Polly M.

1994 WINNER. A basset hound is miserable until he adopts some kittens.

The great white man-eating shark :  a cautionary tale book The great white man-eating shark : a cautionary tale

Mahy, Margaret.

1993 WINNER. Greedy to have the cove where he swims all to himself, Norvin, who looks a bit like a shark, pretends to be one, scaring off the other swimmers and leaving him in happy aquatic solitude--until he is discovered by an amorous female shark.

Hershel and the Hanukkah goblins book Hershel and the Hanukkah goblins

Kimmel, Eric A.

1992 WINNER. A traveler rids a village synagogue of ghosts in this Caldecott Honor Book.

Two bad ants book Two bad ants

Van Allsburg, Chris.

1991 WINNER. The three-time Caldecott medalist tells the tale of two ants who decide to leave the safety of the others to venture into a danger-laden kitchen.

The magic school bus at the waterworks Juvenile Book The magic school bus at the waterworks

Cole, Joanna.
J 628.162 COLE

1989 WINNER. The classic title that started the award-winning series! Join Ms. Frizzle and her students as they follow the trail of water, from its sky-high source to the school bathroom sink on this wet and wild fieldtrip. After parking the school bus on a cloud and shrinking to raindrop size, Ms. Frizzle's class gets to see the waterworks from the water's point of view.

King Bidgood's in the bathtub book King Bidgood's in the bathtub

Wood, Audrey.

1988 WINNER. Despite pleas from his court, a fun-loving king refuses to get out of his bathtub to rule his kingdom.

In a dark, dark room, and other scary stories book In a dark, dark room, and other scary stories

Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-

1987 WINNER. Seven scary stories to tell at night in front of a fire or in the dark, based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries.

Jumanji book Jumanji

Van Allsburg, Chris.

1984 WINNER. Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game.

Cross-country cat book Cross-country cat

Calhoun, Mary.

1982 WINNER. When he becomes lost in the mountains, a cat with the unusual ability of walking on two legs finds his way home on cross-country skis.

Henry and the paper route. Juvenile Book Henry and the paper route.

Cleary, Beverly.

1960 WINNER. Henry and the Paper Route is six chapters of boyishly good adventure geared toward Henry obtaining the paper route of his dreams!

Old Yeller Juvenile Book Old Yeller

Gipson, Fred, 1908-1973.

1959 WINNER. The stray dog was ugly, and a thieving rascal, too. But he sure was clever, and a smart dog could be a big help on the wild Texas frontier, especially with Papa away on a long cattle drive up to Abilene. Strong and courageous, Old Yeller proved that he could protect Travis's family from any sort of danger. But can Travis do the same for Old Yeller?

Henry and Ribsy Juvenile Book Henry and Ribsy

Cleary, Beverly.

1957 WINNER. Henry bargains with his father to keep his dog Ribsy out of trouble for two months. His reward will be a salmon-fishing trip if he is successful.

Sea Star, orphan of Chincoteague Juvenile Book Sea Star, orphan of Chincoteague

Henry, Marguerite, 1902-1997.

1952 WINNER. A wild colt rescued by two children is raised by a mare who has lost her own way.

King of the wind Juvenile Book King of the wind

Henry, Marguerite, 1902-1997.

1951 WINNER. Sham and the stable boy Agba travel from Morocco to France to England where, at last, Sham's majesty is recognized and he becomes the "Godolphin Arabian," ancestor of the most superior Thoroughbred horses.

McElligot's pool book McElligot's pool

Seuss, Dr.

1950 WINNER. Who knows what fantastic fish might swim in McElligot's Pool! "Rare and wonderful imaginings are told in the author-artist's inimitable rhyme and are shown in hilariously funny pictures.

Homer Price Juvenile Book Homer Price

McCloskey, Robert, 1914-2003.

1947 WINNER. Six episodes in the life of Homer Price including one in which he and his pet skunk capture four bandits and another about a donut machine on the rampage.

Snow treasure Juvenile Book Snow treasure

McSwigan, Marie, 1907-1962.

1945 WINNER. A daring adventure based on a true story about a group of Norwegian children who smuggled nine million dollars in gold past Nazi sentries during World War II.

By the shores of Silver Lake Juvenile Book By the shores of Silver Lake

Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957.

1942 WINNER. The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they move from their little house on the banks of Plum Creek to the wilderness of the unsettled Dakota Territory. Here Pa works on the new railroad until he finds a homestead claim that is perfect for their new little house. Laura takes her first train ride as she, her sisters, and their mother come out to live with Pa on the shores of Silver Lake. After a lonely winter in the surveyors' house, Pa puts up the first building in what will soon be a brand-new town on the beautiful shores of Silver Lake. The Ingallses' covered-wagon travels are finally over. And so continues Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family. .

Mr. Popper's penguins Juvenile Book Mr. Popper's penguins

Atwater, Richard.

1941 WINNER. The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.

Paul Bunyan swings his axe Juvenile Book Paul Bunyan swings his axe

McCormick, Dell J.
J 398.21 MCCORMI

1940 WINNER. Children of all ages will enjoy McCormick's tales of the adventures of Paul Bunyan, mythical giant lumberjack of the North Woods. Exciting and rollicking stories -- seventeen in all.

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