My picture book, AND THE BULLFROGS SING, which came out last year from Holiday House, has been selected as an honor book for the 2020 Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award in the Beginning Non-Fiction category by the Children’s Services Division of the Maryland Library Association. The awards were announced yesterday during the Kids Are Customers conference at the Owings Mills Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library.
According to the letter I received, “Your book’s selection was made by a committee of children’s librarians based on many criteria, including: overall child appeal; appropriateness of the text to support the needs of young readers; literary merit; quality of illustrations and how they support or extend the text; visual appeal; and the overall spirit of the book. Congratulations again, and thank you for your wonderful contribution to literature for young readers!”
Onward and upward!