An Abundance of Award Winners!

October has brought a wonderfully rich harvest of awards to our publishers. The Northern Dawn‘s book awards, Northern Lights, were announced in a range of categories “honoring children’s literature of extraordinary merit.” We are so pleased to see so many of the books we love on the roster of 2019 winners:

Board Book/Toddler Winner: From 1 to 10

Written and illustrated by Mies Van Hout and published by Pajama Press

Board Book/Toddler Winner: Hide and Seek

Written and illustrated by Polly Noakes and published by Child’s Play Books

Picture Book – Preschool Winner: Mira’s Curly Hair
Written by Maryam al Serkal and illustrated by Rebeca Luciani, published by Lantana Publishing

Best Illustrator Winner: Before You Were Born

Written by Deborah Kerbel and illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo, published by Pajama Press

Arts Winner: Nutcracker Night

Written by Mireille Messier and illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard, published by Pajama Press

Family Category Winner: Maisie’s Scrapbook

Written by Samuel Narh and illustrated by Jo Loring-Fisher, published by Lantana Publishing

Animals & Pets Winner: Nipper and the Lunchbox

Written and illustrated by Lucy Dillarmore and published by Child’s Play Library

Pre-Teen Fiction Winner: Harvey Comes Home

Written by Colleen Nelson and published by Pajama Press

Pre-Teen Cultural Winner: Girl of the Southern Sea

Written by Michelle Kadarusman and published by Pajama Press

The California Reading Association announced the 2019 winners of the Eureka! Nonfiction Book Award which include What On Earth Books’ middle grade informational picture book Eye Spy, illustrated by Guillaume Duprat. Sturdy flaps open to reveal detailed information about the ocular structure and visual perceptions of various animals.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science announces the AAAS/Suburu Awards for Excellence in Science Books 2020 longlist by category this week. Eye Spy appears as a contender there as well!

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