The Connecticut Book Awards were announced this afternoon. I was out in the state forest, so I don't know who won, but I can tell you who was nominated for children's writing and illustration.
Fly, Monarch! Fly! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
The Freedom Business by Marilyn Nelson
Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
Baseball Hour, Bill Thomson, illustrator
The Freedom Business, Deborah Dancy, illustrator
The Wolves Are Back, Wendell Minor, illustrator
And while I'm on the subject of Wendell Minor, he has an exhibit at The New Britain Museum of Fine Arts. It will be running through December 13.