2013 Granite Book Awards: Picture Books

The 2013 Granite Book Awards Winners List for Picture Books

Based on the votes of students, teachers, and other community members in Granite School District.
Visit our Granite Book Awards page for more information about the awards.


1. That Is Not a Good Idea! | Written and Illustrated by Mo Willems | 611 votes

2. Super Hair-o and the Barber of Doom | Written and Illustrated by John Rocco | 594 votes


3. Not Your Typical Dragon | Written by Dan Bar-el, Illustrated by Tim Bowers | 506 votes


4. Tea Rex | Written and Illustrated by Molly Idle | 483 votes

5. Mustache Baby | Written by Bridget Heos, Illustrated by Joy Ang | 349 votes


6. Mr. Tiger Goes Wild | Written and Illustrated by Peter Brown | 343 votes


7. Crankenstein | Written by Samantha Berger, Illustrated by Dan Santat | 322 votes


8. Night Light | Written and Illustrated by Nicholas Blechman | 284 votes


9. Again! | Written and Illustrated by Emily Gravett | 260 votes


10. Grumpy Goat | Written and Illustrated by Brett Helquist | 240 votes

Seasonal Titles

Three seasonal titles also received large numbers of votes, and are honored here:


1. Santa Claus and the Three Bears | Written by Maria Modugno, Illustrated by Jane Dyer and Brooke Dyer | 269 votes

smallest gift of christmas

2. The Smallest Gift of Christmas | Written and Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds | 266 votes


3.  Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat | Written by Doreen Cronin, Illustrated by Betsy Lewin | 243 votes

Complete List of Picture Book Titles Receiving Votes

Book Title Votes
That is Not a Good Idea! 611
Super Hair-o and the Barber of Doom 594
Not Your Typical Dragon 506
Tea Rex 483
Mustache Baby 349
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild 343
Crankenstein 322
Night Light 284
Santa Claus and the Three Bears 269
The Smallest Gift of Christmas 266
Again! 260
Click, Clack, Boo! : A Tricky Treat 243
Grumpy Goat 240
The Black Rabbit 222
Picture Day Perfection 215
Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad? 214
Exclamation Mark 211
Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great 199
Chu’s Day 183
The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot 179
The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf 155
Zombelina 132
Perfectly Percy 120
Mitchell Goes Bowling 119
How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers 104
Warning: Do Not Open This Book! 102
Who’s on First? 100
How Do Dinosaurs say I’m Mad? 93
Ol’ Mama Squirrel 93
Mr. Wuffles 87
Carnivores 81
In the Tree House 69
Fly Guy and the Frankenfly 63
I Scream Ice Cream: A Book of Wordles 63
Ghosts and Other Spirits of the Dead 62
Cousin Irv from Mars 49
Aliens and Other Visitors 47
To Dare Mighty Things: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt 47
Werewolves and Other Shape Shifters 47
Crankee Doodle 46
Wilfred 46
Betty Bunny Didn’t Do It 42
Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters 32
Bugs in My Hair! 27
Anna May’s Cloak 26
The Fort that Jack Built 26
How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? 23
Five Little Monkeys Trick-or-Treat 22
Octopus Alone 22
When Edgar Met Cecil 22
Froggy’s Worst Playdate 21
My New Teacher and Me 21
Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus 21
The Story of Fish and Snail 20
Thunderstorm 19
Odd Duck 18
Emeraldalicious 15
If You Want to See a Whale 15
What Floats in a Moat 14
Anna May’s Cloak 9
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses 9
Memoirs of a Hamster 7
Snippet the Early Riser 7
Fish for Jimmy 6
The Day the Crayons Quit 4
Building Our House 3
Hello, My Name Is Ruby 3
Count the Monkeys 2
Giant Dance Party 2
Henry’s Hand 2
How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans 2
How to Babysit a Grandpa 2
Journey 2
Locomotive 2
No Fits, Nilson! 2
Otis and the Puppy 2
The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot! 2
The Dark 2
The Deep, Deep Puddle 2
This Monster Cannot Wait! 2
Uh-Oh, Dodo! 2
What Floats in a Moat? 2
What If You Had Animal Teeth!? 2
Becoming Babe Ruth 1
Bully 1
Busy-Busy Little Chick 1
Count Off, Squeak Scouts! 1
Doug Unplugged 1
Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon 1
Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? 1
Henry and the Cannons 1
Henry’s Map 1
I’m a Frog! (Elephant and Piggie #20) 1
Jackie Robinson : American Hero 1
Mommy’s Little Monster 1
Monsters Can Mosey 1
My Blue is Happy 1
Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite 1
Paul Thurlby’s Wildlife 1
Pterosaur Trouble 1
Soaring Eagles 1
Strega Nona Does It Again (Strega Nona #11) 1
Take Me Out to the Yakyu 1
Thanksgiving Day Thanks 1
The Matchbox Diary 1
The Mighty Lalouche 1
The Princess and the Peas 1
The Smallest Gift of Christmas 1
The Technology of Hockey 1
Tim Tebow 1
Toys In Space 1
Truck Stop 1
Warthhogs 1
When No One Is Watching 1
Wild biking : off-road mountain biking 1
Willow Smith: Pop’s Newest Princess 1
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  1. Thanks so much to my amazing elementary media assistants for casting your votes! I love our top ten picks for 2013. We so appreciate your support in the launch of this new program.

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