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Langley Picture Book of the Year


Here's a Record sheet that students may use for keeping track of ratings as each book is read or use this reduced option to rate or as the ballot form at voting time. Thank you to Wendy Wallis.


Click HERE for some general ideas and activities to use with all of the books.



 Below (with thanks to Deb Cowland) are some specific links and ideas for this year's nominees:



The Black Rabbit

 Activities and blacklines from publisher

 Philippa Leather's author site






Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

 Book Trailer

 Mac Barnett's author site

 Jon Klassen illustrator video



If Kids Ruled the World

Linda Bailey's author site

Reading Power Adrienne Gear 



That is Not a Good Idea!

Book Trailer

Activities from publisher

Event Kit

Pinterest Ideas Galore



The Day the Crayons Quit

Book Trailer

Educator's Kit

Pinterest Ideas Galore

Author links and lesson ideas



Three Bears in a Boat




Book Trailer by the author

David Soman's author site




The Most Magnificent Thing

Book Trailer

Author video

Ashley Spires' author site




Mustache Baby

Book Trailer

Bridget Heos author site



Dangerously Ever After


Teaching Ideas

Dashka Slater's author site

Tea Party Rules


Book Trailer

Interview with the author 



  2014 Results 

We had 3700 students voting from 27 schools.

  1. A is for Musk-Ox by Erin Cabatingan
  2. Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
  3. Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds



2013 Results 

We had 3777 students voting from 26 schools.

  1. The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems
  2. Swim, Swim by Lerch
  3. Silly Doggie! by Adam Stower


2012 Results

We had 3819 students vote from 27 schools.



1.  Press Here by Herve Tullet




2.  Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin


3.  The Little Red Pen by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel

 Thank you to everyone who took part in our first annual Langley PBOY program.



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