28 Days Later – 2008
















Check out the archives and read about those children literature’s jewels and hidden gems chosen in 2008.
Vanguard authors are in bold
Illustrators are in italics


Michelle Meadows – The Way The Storm Stops

Sean QuallsPhillis’s Big Test

Janice N. Harrington – The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County

Patricia McKissack – The All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll

Jabari Asim – Daddy Goes To Work

Nina Crews – The Neighborhood Mother Goose &

Leonard Jenkins – Sweet Land of Liberty

John Holyfield – Bessie Smith & the Night Riders

Carole Boston Weatherford – I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer

Irene Smalls – My Pop Pop and Me

Kyra E. Hicks, Martha Ann’s Quilt for Queen Victoria

Shane Evans– When Harriet Met Sojourner

Karen English – Nikki & Deja


Christopher Paul Curtis Elijah of Buxton

G. NeriChess Rumble

Eleanora E. Tate – Celeste’s Harlem Renaissance

Allison Whittenberg – Sweet Thang

Tonya Bolden – George Washington Carver

Troy CLE – The Marvelous Effect

Eloise Greenfield – The Friendly Four

Sundee T. Frazier – Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything In It

Valerie Wilson Wesley – Willimena Rules!: 23 Ways to mess up Valentine’s Day

Dana Davidson – Played

Rita Williams-Garcia – No Laughter Here

Mildred D. Taylor – The Road To Memphis

M. Sindy Felin – Touching Snow

Walter Dean Myers – Game

Coe Booth – Tyrell

Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu – The Shadow Speaker

Stephanie Perry Moore – Prayed Up: Perry Skky Jr. #4

Celise Downs – Dance Jam Productions

Sherri L. Smith – Sparrow

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