Picture Book

Title: Scapegoat: The Story of a Goat Named Oat and a Chewed-Up Coat

Author: Dean Hale

Illustrator: Michael Slack

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books

Release Date: June 21, 2011

ISBN: 978-1599904689

Size: 32 pages, 9×11, hardcover

Genre: Picture Book

This book is not eligible for a Whitney Award.

In the Choat family, you never have to look hard to find a culprit. Missing TV remote? Blame the goat! Lost coat? Keys in the moat? Broken boat? Blame the goat!

But don’t be surprised if the goat doesn’t take it lying down. In this hilarious, rhyme-happy picture book, children will love to pore over the funny illustrations, picking up clues that all is not as it seems between Jimmy Choat and the goat, Petunia P. Oat. Because Petunia knows who’s really to blame, and before long the whole family will too!

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Title: Eliza’s Field of Faith

Author: Rachelle Pace Castor

Illustrator: Dixon Leavitt

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: August?

ISBN: 978-1-59811-658-8

Size: 32 pages, 8.5×11, hardcover

Genre: Picture Book

“When the prophet calls, it is as if God is calling. And I’m not about to tell God no.”

Three years is a long time, but that is how long Papa would be away on the Lord’s errand. Now it is up to Eliza and the rest of her family to make sure the wheat is planted in time to reap a good harvest. But because Papa is gone this year, everyone else in Dry Creek has seedlings sprouting before Eliza’s family is able to get their crop in the ground. Will harvest time bring abundance or yet another hungry season?

A beautifully illustrated tale based on a true story, Eliza’s Field of Faith shows how miracles sometimes happen in unexpected ways.

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Pingo by Brandon Mull & Brandon Dorman

August 6, 2009

Title: Pingo Author: Brandon Mull Illustrator: Brandon Dorman Publisher: Shadow Mountain Release Date: August 5, 2009 ISBN: 978-1606411094 Size: 32 pages, hardcover Genre: Children’s Picture Book What happens when your imaginary friend becomes your imaginary enemy? New York Times bestselling author Brandon Mull and No.1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Brandon Dorman team up in […]

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The Legend of the Kukui Nut by Robert Brandon Henderson; illus. Mark McKenna

August 30, 2008

Title: The Legend of the Kukui Nut Author: Robert Brandon Henderson Illustrator: Mark McKenna Publisher: Cedar Fort Release Date: August, 2008 ISBN: 978-1-59955-119-7 Size: 32 pages, 8×9, Hardcover Genre: Children’s Picture Book Every child on the island of Lani knows that one day he or she will be chosen by Chief Makua to take the […]

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The Apple Trees of Tschlin by G.M. Kearney; illus. Rebecca Miller

August 30, 2008

Title: The Apple Trees of TschlinAuthor: G.M. Kearney Illustrator: Rebecca Miller Publisher: Cedar Fort Release Date: August, 2008 ISBN: 978-1-59955-098-5 Size: 32 pages, 9×10, hardcover Genre: Children’s Picture Book Picture books are not eligible for Whitney awards. Once there was a tiny kingdom called Tschlin. The people of this beautiful kingdom were happy, but its […]

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The Littlest Nephite by Bevan Olsen

April 11, 2008

Title: The Littlest Nephite Author: Bevan Olsen Publisher: Cedar Fort Release Date: April, 2008 ISBN: 978-1-59955-087-9 Size: 16 pages, 11″ x 9″ Hardcover Genre: Children’s Picture Book Join the Littlest Nephite in this delightful adventure of following Nephi and his brothers Laman and Lemuel as they obtain the brass plates from the wicked Laban. Cleverly […]

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Mom Says I Can by Judy Cooley

April 2, 2008

Title: Mom Says I Can Author: Judy Cooley Publisher: Shadow Mountain Release Date: April 2, 2008 ISBN: 978-1590388723 Size: 10×9, 32 pages Genre: Children’s Picture Book Here’s the story of little Max and his search for the “World’s Greatest Treasure.” He begins as a pirate with a treasure map. On another page he’s a spaceman. […]

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The Unvalentine by Sam Beeson and Jesse Draper (Illus)

February 2, 2008

Title: The Unvalentine* Author: Sam Beeson Illustrator: Jesse Draper Publisher: Shadow Mountain Release Date: January 8 2008 ISBN: 978-1590388433 Size: 6×7; 32 pages Genre: Children’s picture book, Teens & Adults “Exactly mid-way through the frigid month of February A day is celebrated by the dumb and ordinary. And all around me, notes are passed by […]

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Chase McKay Didn’t Get Up Today by Cindy R. Williams

February 1, 2008

Title: Chase McKay Didn’t Get Up Today Author: Cindy R. Williams Illustrator: Donald Jenny Publisher: Goodfellow Publishing Services Release Date: February 1, 2008 ISBN: 978-0981581408 Size: 56 pages, softcover Genre: Picture Book Chase McKay would not get up,so Mama made his bed.She straightened the covers and pulled them,right over his head.Chase McKay cannot play,He didn’t […]

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