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2013/2014 Nebraska Golden Sower Honor Book
2013 Ohio Buckeye Children's Book Award Nominee
2012 Kansas NEA Reading Circle Catalog
2012 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Nominee
2012 NCIBA Book of the Year Finalist
2012 Bank Street Best Books
2012 CCBC Choices
2011 BCCB Blue Ribbon Book
2011 Betsy Bird’s List of 100 Magnificent Children’s Books
2011 New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading & Sharing
2011 Cybils Nominee
Translations: UK, Norwegian, Finnish, Korean, Simplified Chinese

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Mitchell’s License

Hallie Durand (pen name), Illustrated by Tony Fucile

Mitchell never, EVER wants to go to bed . . . 

That is, until the night his dad says he can get his license and drive there.  After a careful inspection of his new cars tires, a spiffy wash of the windshield, and a honk of the horn, Mitchell takes off on a bedtime road trip to remember.  Steering through an obstacle course of speed bumps, near misses, and sharp turns, Mitchell's trusty car cruises him smoothly to tuck-in time and the open road in his dreams.

"Sure to become a classic for the ‘but I’m not tired yet set."


"Mitchell, an overwrought toddler who almost (but not quite) rules the domestic roost, is instantly recognizable as every tyke who gets a second wind after nine o’clock."

—Starred review, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"The pacing is riotous . . . This one is destined for family favoritehood."

—Publishers Weekly

"An incredibly entertaining ride."

—Kirkus Reviews