Picture Book Award
Nominees & Materials:


List of Titles

Activity Guides and Other Resources


24-25 Nominees

24-25 PBA Brochure

24-25 PBA Slides (pdf)

24-25 PBA Slideshow

23-24 Nominees

23-24 PBA Activity Guides

23-24 PBA Shorts (Video) 

23-24 PBA Booktalks Video

 23-24 PBA Brochure 

23-24 PowerPoint



22-23 Nominees

22-23 Activity Guide

22-23 Brochure

22-23 PowerPoint

22-23 Booktalks Video

22-23 PBA Shorts (video)

 The Chicken Who Couldn't

by Jan Thomas

21-22 Nominees

21-22 Activity Guides

21-22 Brochure

21-22 PowerPoint

21-22 Book Talk Video (Full)

21-22 Individual Flipgrid Book Talk Videos

If I Built a School by Chris Van Dusen

20-21 Nominees

20-21 Activity Guides  (NEW: includes genre tags and state/national standards)

20-21 Brochure

20-21 PowerPoint

20-21 Promotional Video

Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings

19 -20 Nominees

19-20 Trailer
19-20 PBA Powerpoint
19-20 PBA Activity Guide 
18-19 Sway

Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown

18-19 PBA Nominees

18-19 Activity Guide
18-19 PBA Brochure
18-19 PBA Powerpoint
18-19 PBA Powerpoint with Video Support
18-19 Promotional Video


 Quit Calling Me a Monster! by Jory John

17-18 PBA Nominees

17-18 Activity Guide
17-18 PBA Brochure    
17-18 Promotional Video

I Yam a Donkey by CeCe Bell 
16-17 PBA Nominees

16-17 Activity Guide
16-17 Brochure
16-17 Promotional Video

Rags Hero Dog of WWI A True Story
by Margot Raven
15-16 PBA Nominees

15-16 Activity Guide
15-16 Promo Video
15-16 Webpage

 The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
14-15 PBA Nominees 14-15 Activity Guide 
Animoto Promo made by Kelly Knight
That is Not a Good Idea by Mo Willems
* SCASL Apologizes for missing content.

Past Picture Book Award Winners

Notice: All media specialists should review all titles and add them to their collection only if the titles meet the criteria established by District Board Policy and Library Media Center Policy & Procedure guidelines. We recommend that others interested in purchasing these titles read reviews and scan materials to determine the appropriateness for their intended reader.

Page Updated 23 January 2024