Award of the Week: Goldfinch Award
The purposes of the Goldfinch Award is for readers in grades K-3 to be encouraged to read more and better books, to discriminate in choosing worthwhile books, to provide an avenue for positive dialogue between teacher, parent, and children about books and authors, and to give recognition to those who write books for children. Books chosen for the master list are those written within the last five years and titles can be fiction or nonfiction. The award is sponsored by The Iowa Association of School Librarians, but the nominations and winner are chosen by the children.
|Dog vs. Cat
By: Chris Gall
A dog and a cat, both newly adopted and forced to share a room, do not get along; that is until a howling, smelly, terrifying newcomer unites them in a common cause.
|Dragons Love Tacos
By: Adam Rubin
Illustrated by: Daniel Salmieri
The story explores the love dragons have for tacos and the dangers of feeding them anything with spicy salsa.
|The Book With No Pictures
By: B.J. Novak
In this book with no pictures, the reader has to say every silly word, no matter what, because that’s what readers do- they read the words.
|The Day the Crayons Quit
By: Drew Daywalt
Illustrated by: Oliver Jeffers
When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.
By: Aaron Reynolds
Illustrated by: Peter Brown
The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around, and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.