The annual ILA Teachers’ Choices Reading List is out for 2019 and I’m happy to say that A PLACE TO START A FAMILY is one of ten titles in the K-2 category chosen by teachers nationwide.
Way to illustrate, Giles Laroche! Way to edit, Karen Boss! Thanks, Charlesbridge!
I learned yesterday that A PLACE TO START A FAMILY was chosen by Bank Street College for its 2019 list of Best Books of the Year published in 2018.
Congratulations to my wonderful artist partner on this book, Giles Laroche, and thank you to Charlesbridge and my gifted editor, Karen Boss. Yay for the team!
More good news for A PLACE TO START A FAMILY. Last night I received notice that the book has been selected a K-3 2019-20 Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award Title.
Voting by students will begin in January 2020 and winners will be announced in mid March. Fingers crossed for a win, but just being on the list is high honor. The purpose of the Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards Program is to promote reading of quality books by young people in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to encourage teacher / librarian collaboration in young adult and children’s literature, and to honor authors whose works have been recognized by the students of Pennsylvania.
My gratitude to the librarians of Pennsylvania for selecting my title for the list.