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Our client Amitha Knight has won the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Discovery Award. Congratulations, Amitha!

The Lion and the Mouse by our client Jerry Pinkney and Good Night, Gorilla by our client Peggy Rathmann have been selected as two of Scholastic Parent and Child's 100 Greatest Books for Kids list. Jerry was also awarded the superlative of For the full list of other honorees, as well as a lovely article, visit the USA Today article about the list.

Our client Jerry Pinkney has been selected as a 2011 Inductee into The Society of Illustrators' Hall of Fame. Congratulations, Jerry! The Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame recognizes artists for their distinguished achievement in the art of illustration, and inductees are selected based on their body of work and the impact it has made on the field of illustration. Visit the Society of Illustrators website for more information on Jerry's selection and to view the other inductees.

Our client Hyewon Yum was recently featured on the children's book blog "Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast." Check out the interview here to learn about Hyewon Yum, gain insight on her process, and see samples of her work...including a sneak peek at The Twins' Blanket.

Our client Bryan Collier has been named the winner of the 2011 Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award and a 2011 Caldecott Honor for Dave The Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, written by Laban Carrick Hill. The Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award recognizes an African American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults. The Caldecott Honor recognizes Dave The Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave as one of the most distinguished American picture books for children. Congratulations, Bryan!

We Are in a Book! by our client Mo Willems has been named a 2011 Theodor Suess Geisel Honor Book. The Geisel Honors recognize the most distinguished beginning readers. Congratulations, Mo!

Congratulations to our clients whose books were selected for Kirkus Book Review's "2010 Best Children's Books":

  • Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian by Julie Paschkis (illustrator)
  • Who Stole Mona Lisa? by Jill McElmurry (illustrator)
  • City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems (writer)
  • We Are In a Book! by Mo Willems
The complete list is available on Kirkus's website.

We are thrilled to see the following titles on the New York Public Library's "Children's Books 2010: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing":

  • City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems (writer)
  • Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
  • Born to be Giants by Lita Judge
  • Clemente! by Bryan Collier (illustrator)
  • Dave the Potter by Bryan Collier (illustrator)
The complete list is available on the New York Public Library's website. Congratulations, everyone!

Congratulations to our clients Barney Saltzberg and Bryan Collier, whose picture books received National Parenting Publication Awards. Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg was selected for Preschoolers & Up and Dave the Potter illustrated by Bryan Collier was selected for Ages 9 & Up. For more information and a complete list visit the National Parent Publications website.

Our client LeUyen Pham's All the Things I Love About You has been named one of Amazon's Favorite Picture Books this Month for December. Congratulations, Uyen!

Congratulations to our client Sharon G. Flake whose collection You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems About Boys was selected for the 2011 TASHYAS Reading List, a Texas Library Association list for high schoolers. For more information and a complete list visit the Texas Library Association website.

We are pleased to announce that our client Kathryn Erskine won the 2010 National Book Award in Young People's Literature for her novel Mockingbird! Congratulations, Kathy! For more information and a complete list of winners visit the National Book Foundation website.

Congratulations to our clients Kathryn Erskine, Mo Willems, and Jerry Pinkney, whose books have been selected for Amazon's Best of 2010. Kathryn Erskine's Mockingbird is an Editor's Pick for Middle Readers, Mo Willem's City Dog, Country Frog and Jerry Pinkney's Three Little Kittens are Editor's Picks for Picture Books, and Mo Willem's Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion is a Customer Favorite in Picture Books. For the complete lists, visit Amazon's Best of 2010 page.

Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion, by our client Mo Willems, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list! Congratulations, Mo!

We're thrilled to announce that our client Hyewon Yum has won the Society of Illustrators Founder's Award for There Are No Scary Wolves. The Founder's Award is given every year to "the most promising new talent in children's book illustration." A complete list of winners is available on their website. Congratulations, Hyewon!

Congratulations to our client Frane Lessac on being selected to receive The 2010 Muriel Barwell Award for Distinguished Service to Children's Literature, a biennial award of The Children's Book Council of Australia Western Australia Branch. She will receive the award on August 20th. Visit the CBCA website for more information.

City Dog, Country Frog, written by our client Mo Willems and illustrated by Jon J. Muth has won the New England Book Award for Children's Books. The prize is awarded by the New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA) and winners are chosen from the year's best books about New England, set in New England, or by an author residing in New England. The award will be presented at NEIBA's fall conference and trade show, at the end of September. Visit their website for more information.

We're thrilled that The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney is a 2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor. The complete list of awards is available on the "Read Roger" blog. Congratulations, Jerry!

Congratulations to our clients who have books selected by The Bank Street College of Education's Children's Book Committee as the Best Children's Books of the Year:

  • Under 5 years old:
    The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
  • Ages 5 to 9:
    Little Devils by Robert Blake (Animals category)
    Homework illustrated by Richard Egielski (Fantasy category)
    Dinosaur Woods by George McClements (Humor category)
    The Great Dog Wash illustrated by Robert Neubecker (Humor category)
    The One And Only Marigold illustrated by Jill McElmurry (Humor category)
    Sleepy Little Alphabet Town written by Judy Sierra (Humor category)
    Ballyho Bay written by Judy Sierra (Today category)
  • Ages 9 to 12: Alvin Ho: Allergic To Camping, Hiking And Other Natural Disasters illustrated by LeUyen Pham (Humor category)
  • Special Interests:
    An Eye For Color written by Natasha Wing (Art category)
    Boy On The Lion Throne by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel (Biography category)
    Sweethearts of Rhythm illustrated by Jerry Pinkney (Poetry category)
The Bank Street Children's Book Committee reviews over 6000 titles each year for accuracy and literary quality and considers their emotional impact on children. It chooses the best 600 books, both fiction and nonfiction, which it lists according to age and category. More information and the complete list can be found on Bank Street's website. Congratulations, everyone!

We are thrilled that The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney won the American Booksellers Association's Indies Choice Book Award for Best Picture Book of the Year! This year's winners were chosen by the owners and staff at ABA member stores nationwide in more than four weeks of voting. A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck was given a Middle Reader Honor Award. The complete list of winners is available on ABA's website. Congratulations, Jerry and Richard!

The Book That Eats People written by John Perry and illustrated by Mark Fearing is a finalist for the third annual Children's Choice Book Awards! The favorite book finalists were determined by close to 15,000 children and teens. Thousands more will be able to cast their votes for their favorite book, author, and illustrator at bookstores, schools, libraries, and at BookWeekOnline from March 15 to May 3. The Children's Choice Book Awards winners will be announced live at the Children's Choice Book Awards gala on May 11 in New York City as part of Children's Book Week (May 10-16, 2010), the oldest national literacy event in the United States. The complete list of finalists is up at The Children's Book Council's website. Congratulations, Mark!

We have just learned that T.A. Barron is the 43rd recipient of the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for lifelong contribution to the field of children's literature! The USM Medallion is a prestigious award with a long history rooted in the deGrummond Children's Literature Collection at USM. T.A. Barron will accept the award and deliver a presentation at the Kay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival in April 2011. More information about the award is available here, and more information about the festival is available here. Congratulations to T.A. Barron!

USA Today published a wonderful profile of Jerry Pinkney and his talented family. The article discusses Jerry's beginnings as an artist; books by his wife, sons, and daughter-in-law; and Jerry's recent Caldecott Medal for The Lion and the Mouse. The entire profile is available online at USA Today's website.

We were thrilled to see the following titles on the American Library Association's 2010 Notable Children's Book list:

  • Sweethearts Of Rhythm by Jerry Pinkney (illustrator)
  • The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
  • My People by Charles R. Smith Jr. (illustrator)
  • An Eye For Color by Natasha Wing (illustrator)
The complete list of Notable Books is available on ALA's website. Congratulations, everyone!

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