I know two of the five authors with books nominated in the children's category for this year's Connecticut Book Award. Oddly enough, it was in the paper yesterday, but it's not up at the website yet.
Anyway, I know Lauren Baratz-Logsted and Pegi Deitz-Shea. Patricia Hermes, Anne Rockwell, and Robert Holland also have books that have been nominated.
I know one of the authors in the biography or memoir category, too. Susan Campbell has one of only two books nominated in her category so she has a fifty percent chance of winning! Yes, Susan!