The E.B. White Read-Aloud Award — Picture Book Finalists


The E.B. White Read-Aloud Award is given annually by the American Booksellers Association.  Below are the Picture Book finalists for 2017 which “reflect the playful, well-paced language, the engaging themes, and the universal appeal to a wide range of ages embodied by E.B. White’s collection of beloved books”.  Click here for the Middle Reader finalists.  A winner based on votes from booksellers at ABA member stores will be announced on May 3, 2017.





Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay
By: Susan Hood

A town built on a landfill. A community in need of hope. A girl with a dream. A man with a vision. An ingenious idea. Ages 4-8

Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis by Jabari Asim Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis
By: Jabari Asim

John wants to be a preacher when he grows up a leader whose words stir hearts to change, minds to think, and bodies to take action. But why wait? When John is put in charge of the family farm’s flock of chickens, he discovers that they make a wonderful congregation! So he preaches to his flock, and they listen, content under his watchful care, riveted by the rhythm of his voice.  Ages 5-8

School's First Day of School by Adam Rex School’s First Day of School
By: Adam Rex

It’s the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone’s just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself.  Ages 4-8

When Green Becomes Tomatoes by Julie Fogliano When Green Becomes Tomatoes
By: Julie Fogliano

A book of poetry moving through the seasons.  Ages 5-11

Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis Du Iz Tak?
By: Carson Ellis

Du iz tak? What is that? As a tiny shoot unfurls, two damselflies peer at it in wonder. When the plant grows taller and sprouts leaves, some young beetles arrive to gander, and soon—with the help of a pill bug named Icky—they wrangle a ladder and build a tree fort. But this is the wild world, after all, and something horrible is waiting to swoop down—booby voobeck!—only to be carried off in turn.  Ages 4-8

There's a Bear on My Chair by Ross Collins There’s a Bear On My Chair 
By: Ross Collins

Poor Mouse! A bear has settled in his favorite chair, and that chair just isn’t big enough for two. Mouse tries all kinds of tactics to move pesky Bear, but nothing works. Once Mouse has gone, Bear gets up and walks home. But what’s that? Is that a mouse in Bear’s house?  Ages 2-5


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