Indiana Early Literacy Firefly AwardShortlist

Given by Indiana Center for the Book

86 Works 26,558 Books 1,230 Reviews 4.2

The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award is an initiative of the Indiana Center for the Book. This state award is administered by the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Committee made up of

show more professionals in Indiana including teachers, librarians, caregivers, and project coordinators; all of whom are involved in early childhood development. Picture books serve an important role in the first years of the life of a child. The purpose of this award is to encourage parents, caregivers, and very young children to interact together with exceptional picture books. Each year, Children ages 0-5 are encouraged to vote for one of five nominated titles.
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Stages:
All, Winner (9), Ballot Selection (48), Shortlist (86)
Years:
All, 2023 (5), 2022 (11), 2021 (10), 2020 (10), 2019 (10), 2018 (10), 2017 (10), 2016 (10), 2015 (10)

Shortlist 86

WorkYear
A Good Place by Lucy Cousins2023
Paletero Man by Lucky Diaz2023
Room for Everyone by Naaz Khan2023
Bathe the Cat by Alice B. McGinty2023
Mel Fell by Corey R. Tabor2023
Find Fergus by Mike Boldt2022
We All Play by Julie Flett2022
Grace and Box by Kim Howard
Howard, Kim - Indiana Author
2022
One-osaurus, Two-osaurus by Kim Norman2022
Not Now, Cow by Tammi Sauer2022
Ways to Welcome by Linda Ashman2022
Blanket: Journey to Extreme Coziness by Loryn Brantz2022
Off to See the Sea by Nikki Grimes2022
One Springy, Singy Day by Renée Kurilla2022
Hair Twins by Raakhee Mirchandani2022
Pride Puppy! by Robin Stevenson2022
The Box Turtle by Vanessa Roeder2021
Brown Baby Lullaby by Tameka Fryer Brown2021
Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse by Jane Godwin2021
How Do You Dance? by Thyra Heder2021
Who Has Wiggle-Waggle Toes? by Vicky Shiefman2021
Salsa Lullaby by Jen Arena2021
Bedtime for Sweet Creatures by Nikki Grimes2021
Are Your Stars Like My Stars? by Leslie Helakoski2021
Joy by Yasmeen Ismail2021
What Color Is Night? by Grant Snider2021
Don't Blink! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal2020
B is for Baby by Atinuke2020
Firefly Home by Jane Clarke2020
Pirate Jack Gets Dressed by Nancy Raines Day2020
The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld2020
The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon Agee2020
Daniel's Good Day by Micha Archer2020
A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes2020
A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin2020
Big and Little: A Story of Opposites by Cheryl Pilgrim2020
There's a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher2019
A Hippy-Hoppy Toad by Peggy Archer
Archer, Peggy - Indiana Author
2019
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall2019
Hello Hello by Brendan Wenzel2019
Play This Book by Jessica Young2019
William's Winter Nap by Linda Ashman2019
We Are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner2019
Crunch, The Shy Dinosaur by Cirocco Dunlap2019
Who Am I?: An Animal Guessing Game by Robin Page2019
Don't Forget Dexter! (Dexter T. Rexter) by Lindsay Ward2019
Noisy Night by Mac Barnett2018
Hooray for Birds! by Lucy Cousins2018
Blocks by Irene Dickson2018
Spunky Little Monkey by Bill Martin Jr.2018
Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall2018
Old MacDonald's Things That Go by Jane Clarke2018
I Got A New Friend by Karl Newsom Edwards2018
Dog on a Frog? by Kes Gray2018
Wake Up! by Rick Lieder
Frost, Helen - Indiana Author
2018
Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs by Eric Litwin2018
Don't Wake Up the Tiger by Britta Teckentrup2017
Race Car Count by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Dotlich, Rebecca - Indiana Author
2017
Grumpy Pants by Claire Messer2017
Best in Snow by April Pulley Sayre
Sayre, April Pulley - Indiana Author
2017
Music Class Today! by David Weinstone2017
Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer2017
Welcome by Barroux2017
Big Tractor by Nathan Clement
Clement, Nathan - Indiana Author
2017
The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka-Dot Pants by Eric Litwin2017
If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson2017
Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won2016
Nose to Toes, You Are Yummy! by Tim Harrington2016
Two Is Enough by Janna Matthies
Matthies, Janna - Indiana Author
2016
I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison2016
Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson2016
Have You Seen My Dragon? by Steve Light2016
Happy in Our Skin by Fran Manushkin2016
Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson2016
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat2016
The Wheels on the Bus (Bearfoot Singalong) by Melanie Willamson2016
Don't Push the Button! by Bill Cotter2015
Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett2015
Tiptoe Joe by Ginger Foglesong Gibson2015
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin2015
Tap the magic tree by Christie Matheson2015
Pouch! by David Ezra Stein2015
Let's Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas2015
Mix It Up! by Hervé Tullet2015
Naked! by Michael Ian Black2015
Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere2015

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