Back of the Bus snags ALA nomination

The nominee list for ALA Notable Books for 2010 came out today, and I’m delighted to share that my book BACK OF THE BUS, illustrated by Floyd Cooper, has made the nominee list. It stands in good company, as you’ll see from the full list of picture book nominees below. The American Library Association Notable Books Committee with make final selections later this month at the ALA Mid-Winter Conference. I’m delighted to be on a list with such incredible authors and illustrators.

Here’s the complete list of all the contenders. Congrats and good luck to all the nominees!

Picture Books
April and Esme, Tooth Fairies Graham, Bob
Art & Max Wiesner, David
Back of the Bus Reynolds, Aaron
Bag in the Wind Kooser, Ted
Balancing Act Walsh, Ellen Stoll
Beaver is Lost Cooper, Elisha
Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation Sherman, Pat
Big Red Lollipop Khan, Rukhsana
The Boss Baby Frazee, Marla
Brontorina Howe, James
Bunny Days Nyeu, Tao
Chalk Thomson, Bill
City Dog, Country Frog Willems, Mo
Clever Jack Takes the Cake Fleming, Candace
Dogs Gravett, Emily
Dust Devil Isaacs, Anne
Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn’t Fit Rayner, Catherine
Farm Cooper, Elisha
Feeding the Sheep Schubert, Leda
Floating on Mama’s Song/Flotando en la Cancion de mama Lacamara, Laura
Flora’s Very Windy Day Birdsall, Jeanne
Goal! Javaherbin, Mina
In Front of My House Dubuc, Marianne
It’s a Book Smith, Lane
The Junkyard Wonders Polacco, Patricia
Let’s Say Hi to Friends Who Fly! Willems, Mo
LMNO Peas Baker, Keith
Me and You Browne, Anthony
Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don’t) Bottner, Barbara
Moon Bear Guiberson, Brenda Z.
Mr. Putney’s Quacking Dog Agee, Jon
My Brother Charlie Peete, Holly Robinson and Ryan Elizabeth Peete
My Garden Henkes, Kevin
My Heart Is Like a Zoo Hall, Michael
Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World) Barnett, Mac
One Too Many: A Seek and Find Counting Book Marino, Gianna
Pecan Pie Baby Woodson, Jacqueline
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes Litwin, Eric
A Pirate’s Guide to First Grade Preller, James
The Quiet Book Underwood, Deborah
The Rabbit Problem Gravett, Emily
Rain School Rumford, James
Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth! Gay, Marie-Louise
Rubia and the Three Osos Elya, Susan Middleton
Ruth and the Green Book Ramsey, Calvin Alexander
Seasons Blexbolex
Shadow Lee, Suzy
Shark vs. Train Barton, Chris
A Sick Day for Amos McGee Stead, Philip C.
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down Pinkney, Andrea Davis
Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy Fleming, Denise
Snook Alone Nelson, Marilyn
There’s Going to Be a Baby Burningham, John
Tuck Me In Hacohen, Dean
The Village Garage Karas, G. Brian
We Planted a Tree Muldrow, Diane
What If? Seeger, Laura Vaccaro
What the Ladybug Heard Donaldson, Julia
Yasmin’s Hammer Malaspina, Ann
Yucky Worms French, Vivian
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2 responses to “Back of the Bus snags ALA nomination

  • Dave & Johnny Xandegar

    Hey Aaron!
    This is great news! Well deserved, to be sure. We read this book when we were making some Lego® arrangements with the Fox Lake Public Library (Tiger Moth is on display there now!), and loved it! Congratulations to both you and Floyd…the style of the illustrations gives the book a wonderful “period” feel!

  • Aaron Reynolds

    Thanks Dave & Johnny! Yeah, this book has a different feel for me, a departure from my usual goofy funny stuff, so it’s delightful to see it getting some notice. And yes, Floyd Cooper’s illustrations are truly magnificent.

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