What does it all mean?

Posted on Mar 5, 2009 in Awards, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

My editor wrote recently to inform me that BIRD has been selected as a Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) “choices” book for 2009. It made me start to think about all of the honors that BIRD has received and what they all mean. For book readers who may not understand all of the lists and […]

ALA Announcement Highlights

Posted on Feb 11, 2009 in Awards, Books, Illustration, Interviews, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

To hear a bunch of sleepy award winners (self included) check out the ALA highlights video here

When it rains……

Posted on Feb 11, 2009 in Art, Awards, Books, Illustration, Uncategorized | 10 Comments

Yesterday my editor called to let me know that I am this year’s recipient of the EZRA JACK KEATS (illustration) AWARD . I am doing the happy dance. Thank you to the New York Public Library (where, ironically, I was doing research when I heard the news) for this amazing and wonderful honor! THE EZRA […]

The Brown Bookshelf Interview

Posted on Jan 27, 2009 in Awards, Interviews, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Check out a great interview with Don Tate on The Brown Bookshelf. Thanks Don!

ALA Webcast

Posted on Jan 27, 2009 in Art, Awards, Books, Fieldwork, Uncategorized | No Comments

What a great day yesterday. For those who missed the webcast of the ALA Youth Media Awards, you can watch the announcements here: Thanks again to the CSK Committee for bestowing such an honor!

John Steptoe Award

Posted on Jan 26, 2009 in Art, Awards, Books, Illustration, Uncategorized | 24 Comments

Today is one of the best days of my life. This morning at 8AM I received a phone call from The Coretta Scott King Committee to inform me that I am this year’s winner of the John Steptoe Award for New Talent (first female to ever win)! I can’t even begin to tell you how […]

Coretta Scott King Awards 2009

Posted on Jan 7, 2009 in Art, Artists, Awards, Books, Uncategorized | No Comments

Okay, I’m extremely superstitious when it comes to certain things, and all in all, I try to avoid award talk when at all possible. However, it is that time of year for the American Library Association Awards. Of course there is always Caldecott and Newbery Award buzz, but the bleachers for the Coretta Scott King […]

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