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.
2020-21 Nominee List
Click an underlined title below to access a copy in e-book format through NH Downloadables.
Born to Ride: A Story about Bicycle Face by Larissa Thule, illustrated by Kelsey Garrity-Riley
Crunch, The Shy Dinosaur by Cirocco Dunlap, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli
Fix That Clock by Kurt Cyrus
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
Home in the Woods by Eliza Wheeler
Saturday by Oge Mora
Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep by Eric Barclay
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o, illustrated by Vashti Harrison
There Are No Bears in This Bakery by Julia Sarcone-Roach
Truman by Jean Reidy, illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins