These picturebooks, published in 2013, are some of our favorites! Think one will win the Caldecott? Virtually vote for your favorite by liking, commenting or repinning (but just like with paper ballots, you only get one vote).
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein: Jennifer Berne, Vladimir Radunsky A boy rides a bicycle down a dusty road. But in his mind, he envisions himself traveling at a speed beyond imagining, on a beam of light.
A punctuation mark feels bad that he doesn't fit in with the others until a friend reveals the possibilities that exist when differences are accepted. Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld.
Crankenstein (Book) : Berger, Samantha : A boy who looks ordinary transforms into grumbling Crankenstein when faced with a rainy day, a melting popsicle, or bedtime but everything changes when he meets a fellow Crankenstein.
"Dinosaur Kisses" by David Ezra Stein: Enjoying the excitement of the world, newly hatched dinosaur Dinah stomps and chomps through the day before seeing a kiss, then resolving to kiss someone herself without whomping, chomping, or stomping them first.
Journey, by Aaron Becker (children's picture book). Using a red marker, a young girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and through it enters another world where she experiences many adventures, including being captured by an evil emperor.
Wuffles ignores all his cat toys but one, which turns out to be a spaceship piloted by small green aliens. When Mr. Wuffles plays rough with the little ship, the aliens must venture into the cat's territory to make emergency repairs