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2019 WCCPBA Nominees

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Alfie: The Turtle that Disappeared The Bad Seed Charlotte the Scientist is Squished Giant Pants
Great Now We've Got Barbarians The Great Pasta Escape Ice Boy Jabari Jumps
Legend of Rock Paper Scissors Life on Mars Lost and Found Cat My Awesome Summer
One Proud Penny Poor Louie Rules of the House Sergeant Reckless
Shawn Loves Sharks Wanted Ralfy Rabbit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alfie: The Turtle That Disappeared

Alfie: The Turtle That Disappeared

Author and Ilustrator: Thyra Heder 
Publisher: Abrams Books for Your Readers 
Synopsis: Told from the perspective of both the girl, Nia, and her pet turtle, Alfie, and describes what happens when he disappears on the eve of her seventh birthday to find her a special present. 

 

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The Bad Seed 

Author: Jory John 
Ilustrator: Pete Oswald
Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books 
Synopsis: A bad seed who cuts in line, never washes his hands or feet, and lies. 





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Charlotte the Scientist Is Squished 

Author: Camille Andros
Ilustrator: Brianne Farley
Publisher: Clarion Books 
Synopsis: Charlotte, a serious scientist and a bunny, uses the scientific method to solve her problem: being squished by her many brothers and sisters. 







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Giant Pants

Author and Illustrator: Mark Fearing  
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Synopsis: Belbum is a ginat. Like most giants, he is very good at stomping, napping, and losing things. One day he loses something especially important, though: his only pair of pants.  





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Great, Now We've Got Barbarians!

Author: Jason Carter Eaton 
Illustrator: Mark Fearing 
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Synopsis: An untidy kid sets off a pest invasion like no other in this. . . book about the perils of messy habits. 





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The Great Pasta Escape  

Author: Miranda Paul 
Illustrator: Javier Joaquin 
Publisher: Little Bee Books 
Synopsis: Various types of pasta have followed the rules since they were made but when they learn they are meant to be eaten, they plot how to escape the factory. 





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Ice Boy 

Author and Illustrator:  David Ezra Stein
Publisher: Candlewick Press 
Synopsis: Tired of helping others cool their drinks, Ice Boy process to sneak out of the freezer and heads to the beach, where his edges begin to blur.  



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Jabari Jumps 

Author and Illustrator:  Gaia Cornwall 
Publisher: Candlewick Press 
Synopsis: Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash. 





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The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors 

Author:  Drew Daywalt
Illustrator:
 Adam Rex  
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Synopsis: Tells a humorous story of how the rock, paper, and scissors found each other and formed a battle game. 




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Life on Mars

Author and Illustrator:  Jon Agee  
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers 
Synopsis: A young astronaut is trying to find life on Mars, but he's made a very big oversight.







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Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey 

Author: Doug Kuntz and Amy Shrodes 
Illustrator: Sue Cornelison
Publisher: Crown Books 
Synopsis: When an Iraqi family is forced to flee their home, they can't bear to leave their beloved cat, Kunkush, behind.  So they carry him with them from Iraq to Greece, keeping their secret passenger hidden away. 

 


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My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis 

Author and Illustrator: Paul Meisel
Publisher: Holiday House 
Synopsis: Told in dated entries, P. Mantis describes the entirety of her life, sharing the fun and beauty of her world as well as its little ups and downs. 





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One Proud Penny  

Author: Randy Siegel 
Illustrator: 
Serge Bloch 
Publisher: Roaring Book Press 
Synopsis: Who knew the life of a penny could be so exciting?  Born in 1983, our copper (we.., zinc and copper as we found out) narrator travels everywhere from New York City to Portland Oregon, to Puerto Rico describing in colorful detail his many adventures along the way. 




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Poor Louie 

Author and Illustrator: Tony Fucile
Publisher: Candlewick Press 
Synopsis: Louie has the life every chihuahua dreams of, but when the pending arrival of a new baby upsets the balance of the family, Louie starts to wonder if there's still room for him. 





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Rules of the House

Author: Mac Barnett
Illustrator: Matt Myers
Publisher: Disney Hyperion 
Synopsis: Ian always follows the rules and his sister, Jenny, never does but when she angers some monsters while breaking all the rules of their vacation house in the woods.  Ian first runs away, then realizes there should be a rule about protecting your sister from being eaten by monsters. 




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Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse that Became a Hero

Author: Patricia McCormick
Illustrator: Iacopo Bruno 
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Synopsis: The inspiring true story of Reckless, the brae little horse who became a Marine.  


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Shawn Loves Sharks 

Author: Curtis Manley 
Illustrator: Tracy Subisak  
Publisher: Roaring Book Press 
Synopsis: Shawn loves sharks with all his heart, so when his nemesis, Stacy, is assigned 'sharks' for the big class project, Shawn is not happy. 

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Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar 

Author and Illustrator: Emily MacKenzie  
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Synopsis: Some rabbits dream about lettuces and carrots, others dream of flowering meadows and juicy dandelions, but Ralfy dreams only of books.  in fact, he doesn't just dream about them, he wants to read them all the time.  Soon his obsession sends him spiraling into the life of crime! 


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Woodpecker Wants a Waffle  

Author and Illustrator: Steve Breen 
Publisher: Harper Collins 
Synopsis: Benny the woodpecker makes a brilliant plan to eat a tasty plate of waffles. 





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You Don't Want a Unicorn 

Author: Ame Dyckman
Illustrator: Liz Climo 
Publisher: Little Brown 
Synopsis: When a little boy throws a coin in the well asking for a pet unicorn, he has no idea what kind of trouble he's in for. 


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