Laura Ingalls Wilder Children’s Literature Award

Hi everyone,


I’m happy I can now announce I’m being honored November 5 during the Laura Ingalls Wilder Children’s Literature Festival in Mansfield, Missouri with the first Laura Ingalls Wilder Children’s Literature Medal.

Barbara Higgins Bond, Children’s Book Illustrator
Photographer: Steve Harman

Artist Higgins Bond, from Nashville, Tennessee, is receiving the first L.I.W. medal for illustrations. Here’s more information about Higgins. https://www.higginsbondartist.com/

The medal has been designed by Ron Sanders . Here’s more information about Ron. http://ronsandersfineart.com/about
The medal is being created by Medalcraft Mint, which also produces the Caldecott, the Peabody, and the Pulitzer.

I am very grateful for the recognition of my work and send sincere thanks to Laura Ingalls Wilder Children’s Literature Festival and the selection committee for honoring me in this way.

26 comments on “Laura Ingalls Wilder Children’s Literature Award

  1. Congratulations, David! Well deserved!
    I love the Little House series.
    In Malone NY near where i live i have visited the “Little House in the Big Woods”.

  2. Congratulations.

    But I thought they changed the name of that award? Or is that a different one?

    Call me confused but nevertheless delighted for my writing buddy!!!

    xxxJane

    • It’s a different one and it is confusing. This one is new and is presented near the place where she spent the last many years of her life. Her home is preserved and a museum is close by. A new festival has been created and they are making a first-class medal to honor her memory and her lasting works. I doubt the name will ever be removed from this one. XO

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