Thursday, August 27, 2020

Finalists For 2020 Connecticut Book Awards

The Connecticut Center for the Book has announced the finalists for this year's Connecticut Book Awards. Among the nominees in the young readers' categories are some names that will be familiar to Original Content readers.


The TornadoJake Burt, Macmillan, Feiwel and Friends
New Kid – Jerry Craft, HarperCollins Children’s Books  OC 2014
Ruby in the Sky – Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo, Farrar. Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers OC 2020
Searching for Lottie – Susan L. Ross, Holiday House


Superlative Birds – Leslie Bulion, Peachtree Publishers, Inc. OC 2020
What You Eat – Valorie Fisher, Scholastic
I See Sea Food, Sea Creatures that Look Like Food – Jenna Grodzicki, Lerner Publishing Group OC 2019
Titan and the Wild Boars – Susan Hood, HarperCollins OC 2017 & 2018

Picture Books

Winter Cats – Janet Lawler, Author, Albert Whitman & Company OC 2016 & 2018
Esther’s Gragger: A Toyshop Tale of Purim – Martha Seif Simpson, Author, Wisdom Tales Press  A Facebook friend who has made multiple appearances on OC's Connecticut Children's Literature Calendar over the years.
The Night Is Yours – Abdul-Razak Zachariah, Dial Books for Young Readers

2020 Spirit of Connecticut

Venture Smith’s Colonial Connecticut – Elizabeth Normen, CT Explored



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