Pirate vs Pirate by Mary Quattlebaum is on the ALA Amelia Bloomer
list of books about strong girls and women. Named for Amelia Bloomer, a pioneering 19th century newspaper editor, feminist thinker, public speaker and suffragist, the list features books about girls and women that spur the imagination while confronting traditional female stereotypes.



Eat Your Math Homework: Recipes for Hungry Minds by Ann McCallum was named a Book Links "Lasting Connections of 2011" book.






Bring on the Birds by Susan Stockdale and Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Zooms to the Rescue by Jacqueline Jules selected for Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best" reading list









When Life Gives You O.J. by Erica Perl was named a Notable Book for Older Readers by the Sydney Taylor Book Awards.

Picnic at Camp Shalom by Jacqueline Jules also a Notable Book by the Sydney Taylor Award Committee.












Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Chronicle Books) by Guild member Katherine Paterson is on the New York Times Best Illustrated Books List for 2011 – illustrations by Pamela Dalton.

book cover Brother Sister Moon








Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem, by Rosalyn Schanzer received the Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for Best Illustrated Book of 2011. It was displayed in the Society’s original art exhibit in New York City  (“I was blown away to see that so many of my biggest all-time heroes had work in the show – what was I doing there?”


And now Roz says, “The broomstick has landed, but what a ride!”








The Dragon of Cripple Creek by Troy Howell is on the American Booksellers Association 2011 New Voices List, which recognizes outstanding debut works for middle-grade and teen readers.









Princess Pigtoria by Pamela Duncan Edwards has been selected for the Bill Martin, Jr., Picture Book Awards List for 2012 (Kansas).Princess Pigtoria has also been given a Gold Award by the Oppenheim Portfolio and has been selected for the 2012 Mockingbird Award, for grades K-2, by the Abilene Independent School District, Texas.






Zapato Power by Jacqueline Jules has been named a 2011 Honor Book for Transitional Fiction by the Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award committee.

cover Freddie Ramos makes a splash



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