**This is not an Official List - just speculation by people in the know.**
(Also, the pictures don't link (thank you Blogger), so you have to just use the text link - I know its confusing with the "Click to Look Inside!" on the picture - like I said, I pulled them straight off Amazon and didn't bother to crop that bit off.)
Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan authors,
Brian Floca illustrator
Here Comes the Garbage Barge, Jonah Winter author,
Red Nose Studio illustrator
Snook Alone, by Marilyn Nelson
Hmmm. Well, I have my favorites, but I'm not telling. I actually haven't seen some of these up close and personal, so can't say too much.
I'm kind of surprised that this one hasn't been mentioned ~
When this first came out I was so sure it had "big award" written all over it. It still may - we'll find out January 10th when the winners are announced!!