The 2012 Granite Book Awards Winners List for Picture Books
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Bear Has a Story to Tell | Written by Philip C. Stead, Illustrated by Erin Stead
Blue Chicken | Written and Illustrated by Deborah Freedman
Boy + Bot | Written by Ame Dyckman, Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? | Written and Illustrated by Mo Willems
Extra Yarn | Written by Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Jon Klassen
Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody | Written and Illustrated by Ludworst Bemonster (Rick Walton and Nathan Hale)
I Want My Hat Back | Written and Illustrated by Jon Klassen
Perfect Square | Written and Illustrated by Michael Hall
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons | Written by Eric Litwin, Illustrated by James Dean
Stars | Written by Mary Lyn Ray, Illustrated by Marla Frazee
Stuck | Written and Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Z Is for Moose | Written by Kelly Bingham, Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
Note: 2012 was a preliminary year for the award, and the process for determining the winners will be modified for 2013 and subsequent years. In 2012 nominations were accepted from all students and staff for a portion of the calendar year, with books published in either 2011 or 2012 being eligible. Then committees of library staff and teachers discussed and narrowed the nominations down to the final winner lists. In future years the winning lists will be generated entirely from the open nominations received from students and staff throughout the calendar year, with no mediating committees. The final end-of-year tally of the student and staff votes will determine the winners.