Author: Thomas Locker
Illustrator: Thomas Locker
Publisher: Voyager Books, Harcourt, Inc.
Recommended Age Range: 4 to 8
Part science, part art, this book portrays its subject through poetic language and stunning paintings.
Author: Tom Lichtenheld
Illustrator: Tom Lichtenheld
Publisher: Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt & Company
Recommended Age Range: 3 to 7
Cloudette is a charming story about a very small cloud who, while happy being small, has big dreams. When a storm blows her far from home, Cloudette discovers that she can make a difference in the lives of others – a big difference – as long as she’s willing to try. A terrific story with a timeless lesson: We all matter.
Awards: Selection, 2011 Society of Illustrators Exhibit, New York; New York Public Library’s Best Children’s Picture Books 2011 selection; Book Page Best Children’s Books of 2011 selection; Society of Illustrators 2011 Original Children’s Book Art Show selection; Nebraska Book Award Young NF Winner; New York Charlotte Award Master List; NH Children’s Choice Award (Ladybug) – ML