The Ladybug Picture Book Award is designed to promote early literacy and honor the best in recent children’s picture books. A committee of children’s librarians from around the state selects 10 picture book titles each spring. Then, during November, New Hampshire children from preschoolers to those in third grade choose the award winner. The winning picture book is announced at the end of the year.
2021-2022 WINNER! Snail Crossing by Corey R. Tabor
2022-2023 Nominee List
Click an underlined title below to access a copy in e-book format through NH Downloadables.
- Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem by Amanda Gorman and Loren Long
- Mel Fell by Corey Tabor
- Milk & Juice: A Recycling Romance by Meredith Crandall Brown
- Norman Didn’t Do It (Yes, he did) by Ryan T. Higgins
- On Account of the Gum by Adam Rex
- A Polar Bear in the Snow by Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris
- Someone Builds the Dream by Lisa Wheeler and Loren Long
- This Very Tree: A Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth by Sean Rubin
- The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach
- Watercress by Andrea Wang and Jason Chin (check it out from the library!)