Ezra Jack Keats Award Honor Books

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    Matthew Farina
    Lawrence in the Fall
    Illustrated by Doug Salati
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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    Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie
    Layla's Happiness
    Illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin
    Enchanted Lion Books
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    Kate Read
    One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller
    Written by Kate Read
    Peachtree Publishing Company

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    Doug Salati
    Lawrence in the Fall
    Written by Matthew Farina
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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    Zeke Peña
    My Papi Has a Motorcycle
    Written by Isabel Quintero
    Kokila an imprint of Penguin Young Readers

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    Juana Martinez-Neal
    Alma
    Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
    Candlewick

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    Keith Calabrese
    Lena’s Shoes are Nervous
    Illustrated by Juana Medina
    Atheneum Books for Young Readers

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    Matt James
    The Funeral
    Illustrated by Matt James
    Groundwood Books

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    Jessica Love
    Julián is a Mermaid
    Written by Jessica Love
    Candlewick

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    Jane McGuinness
    Prickly Hedgehogs!
    Written by Jane McGuinness
    Candlewick

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    Oge Mora
    Thank you, Omu!
    Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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    Rachael Cole
    City Moon
    Illustrated by Blanca Gómez
    Schwartz & Wade
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    Jessixa Bagley
    Laundry Day
    Roaring Brook Press
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    Elaine Magliaro
    Things to Do
    Illustrated by Catia Chien
    Chronicle Books

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    Gordon C. James
    Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
    Written by Derrick Barnes
    Agate Bolden

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    Bianca Diaz
    The One Day House
    Charlesbridge

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    E.B. Goodale
    Windows
    Written by Julia Denos
    Candlewick Press

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    Bao Phi / Thi Bui
    A Different Pond
    published by Capstone Young Readers

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    Francesca Sanna
    The Journey

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    Stacy McAnulty
    Excellent Ed
    Illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach

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    Daisy Hirst
    The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head
    Written by Daisy Hirst

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    Megan Dowd Lambert
    A Crow of His Own
    Charlesbridge

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    Julia Sarcone-Roach
    The Bear Ate Your Sandwich
    Knopf Books for Young Readers

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    Ryan T. Higgins
    Mother Bruce
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    Rowboat Watkins
    Rude Cakes
    Chronicle Books

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    Adam Auerbach
    Edda: A Little Valkyrie’s First Day of School
    Christy Ottaviano Books

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    Alan Rabinowitz
    A Boy and a Jaguar
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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    Misty Copeland
    Firebird
    G.P. Putnam’s Sons

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    Evan Turk
    Grandfather Gandhi
    Atheneum

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    Mike Curato
    Little Elliot, Big City
    Henry Holt)

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    Pat Zietlow Miller
    Sophie’s Squash
    Schwartz & Wade Books

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    Linda Davick
    I Love You, Nose! I Love You, Toes!
    Beach Lane Books

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    K.G. Campbell
    Tea Party Rules
    Viking

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    Aaron Meshon
    Take Me Out to the Yakyu
    Atheneum

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    Marta Altés
    My Grandpa
    Abrams

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  • Writer Honor

    Mara Rockliff
    My Heart Will Not Sit Down
    knopf

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    Jennifer Lanthier
    The Stamp Collector

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    Don Tate
    It Jes’ Happened

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    K.G. Campbell
    Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters

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    Sanjay Patel
    Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth
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    Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
    Same, Same but Different

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    Nicola Winstanley
    Cinnamon Baby

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    Illustrator Honor

    Anna Witte (writer) and Micha Archer (illustrator)
    Lola’s Fandango
    Barefoot Books

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    David Ercolini
    Not Inside this House!
    Orchard Books

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