Anna Dewdney Read Together Award

15 Dec

llama.jpgAn amazing award is being created by Penguin Young Readers, Children’s Book Council, and Every Child a Reader to remember acclaimed children’s author/illustrator Anna Dewdney who passed away in September from cancer.

The Anna Dewdney Read Together Award “will be given annually to a picture book, published in the U.S. during the five prior years (for the inaugural award, between 2011 and 2016), that is an outstanding read-aloud and encourages compassion and empathy” (Publisher’s Weekly).

Nominations are currently being accepted until February 5, 2017.  Anyone – a parent, caregiver, librarian, teacher or bookseller are welcome to nominate picture books for this beautiful award. I can’t think of a greater way to remember the author of so many of my favorite storytime read alouds than this award.

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