For Picture Book Fans: Charlotte Zolotow Award 2013
January 11, 2013
The Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison announced the winner of the 2013 Charlotte Zolotow Award, which honors picture book text: Each Kindness, written by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E.B. Lewis.CCBC also named some honor books: Flabbersmashed About You, written by Rachel Vail and illustrated by Yumi Heo; Me and Momma and Big John, written by Mara Rockliff and illustrated by William Low; and Sleep Like a Tiger, written by Mary Logue and illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski. Nine additional titles were "highly commended." That's a lot of good reading ahead for all of us picture book aficionados.
I plan to share Each Kindness with the third graders and maybe with a couple of fourth-grade friends whose class is having troubles getting along. Monica Edinger, a fourth grade teacher in New York, reviewed the picture book at her blog, Educating Alice, citing its "exquisitely spare and poetic prose."
Thank you for the great recommendations!
Posted by: Jeanette W. Stickel | January 12, 2013 at 12:34 PM
You are welcome. I'm going to add some of these to my collection of picture books!
Posted by: Susan T. | January 12, 2013 at 05:50 PM
There was silence in the classroom when I closed this book. It's kind of a gut-punch and great-reminder at the same time.
Posted by: Mary Lee | January 13, 2013 at 06:34 AM