Charlotte Zolotow Award Books
The Charlotte Zolotow Award is given annually for outstanding writing in a picture book published in the United States in the preceding year. Up to five honor books and up to ten highly commended titles may also be named each year.
2008 Winner (one of my favorites, by the way) Thank You, Bear by Greg Foley!
2008 Honor Books: At Night by Jonathan Bean, Pictures From Our Vacation by Lynne Rae Perkins, Dragon Dancing by Carole Lexa Schaefer
2008 Highly Commended: Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts, Only You by Robin Cruise, The Trouble with Dogs....Said Dad by Bob Graham, The Chicken Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice N. Harrington, A Good Day by Kevin Henkes, What Happens On Wednesdays by Emily Jenkins, The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll by Patricia C. McKissack, Pierre in Love by Sara Pennypacker, Grandad's Fishing Buddy by Mary Quigley, Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler.
In completely unrelated news, Elijah of Buxton is the winner of the Scott O'Dell award.