Ladybug Picture Book Award

The Ladybug Picture Book Award is designed to promote early literacy and honor the best in recent children's picture books.

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The NH library community is invited to nominate titles for the 2024 Ladybug Picture Book Award

The NH library community is invited to nominate titles for the 2024 Ladybug Picture Book Award

The preliminary nomination form is now open until Sunday, January 21, 2024. In addition to bibliographical information about your nominee, we are asking for a sentence or two explaining why you chose to nominate the book.

 

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The winner of the 2023 Ladybug Picture Book Award, with 30% of the votes, is Noodle and the No Bones Day by Jonathan Graziano and Dan Tavis.

Voting and Promotional Materials

The 2023 Ladybug Picture Book Award Voting Guide

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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.

To be considered for nomination, a picture book must meet the following criteria:

  • be published, in its current edition, within the last three years
  • be in print
  • have an author and illustrator both residing in the United States
  • possess strong child appeal
  • have artistic quality with text that supports the illustrations
  • not be a title previously nominated

Previous Winners

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