Posted by: Kathy Temean | December 2, 2020

NEW WRITER CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS

Click this link and leave a comment, reblog, tweet, or share on Facebook for a chance to win BLING BLAINE by Rob Sanders. Something went wrong the first time around. I will announce the winner later this week.

BOOK WINNERS:

Carl Scott won THE NINTH NIGHT OF HANUKKAH by Erica S. Pearl

Marci Whitehurst won LULU AND ROCKY IN INDIANAPOLIS by Barbara Joosse

Wendy Rich won LIONS & CHEETAHS & RHINOS by Moira Rose Donohue

BLING BLAINE by Rob Sanders (see above)

Janet Lawler won Guided Practice for Reading Growth, Grades 4-8: Texts and Lessons to Improve Fluency, Comprehension, and Vocabulary.by Laura Robb and David L. Harrison

Please email kathy.temean (at) gmail.com your name and address, include the title of the book you won. Put Book Winner in the Subject Area.

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HOLIDAY BOOK EXTRAVAGANZA. Do you have children’s book you would like to have featured? Please note: Some books may be featured the first week of January 2021.

Here is what I need:

  1. AGREE to send a copy of the book to the winner or get you publisher to agree.
  2. WRITE UP The BOOK’S JOURNEY – no word limit
  3. SEND BOOK COVER AND IF PB, Five or Six .jpgs of the interior art – at least 500 pixles wide. or send pdf of full book.

Email kathy.Temean (at) gmail.com and put 2020 HOLIDAY BOOK EXTRAVAGANZA in the subject area. 

Don’t forget about this opportunity to have Mira help polish your PB pitch.

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EZRA JACK KEATS FOUNDATION NEW WRITER CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS

Are you an author or and illustrator who writes or illustrates picture book with no more than three books published  prior to this year? If so, ask your publisher about submitting you for this award.

The intent of the Award is to identify and encourage early talent. To be eligible, the author will have no more than three books published under any name, prior to the year under consideration. Both U. S. and international writers are eligible for books that are published in North America, and in the English language.

Self-published books are not eligible for consideration.

NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline December 31, 2020.

GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA FOR THE EZRA JACK KEATS AWARD

Ezra Jack Keats Award for Writer: $3,000 cash award

​The EJK Award is given to a new writer for a picture book written in the tradition of EJK that:

● Highlights the universal qualities of childhood and the strength of the family.

● Reflects the multicultural nature of our world.

● Has an original text and original story (no folktales or retelling of folktales).

● Unifies illustrations and text.

● Avoids stereotypes.

● Is respectful of the child’s intelligence, sensitivity, curiosity, and love of learning.

● Displays freshness and originality of language and literary expression.

The Award is given for distinguished writing and text, not for illustration.

Ezra Jack Keats Award for Illustrator: $3,000 cash award

​The EJK Award is given to a new illustrator for a picture book illustrated in the tradition of Ezra Jack Keats that:

● Highlights the universal qualities of childhood and the strength of the family.

● Reflects the multicultural nature of our world.

● Unifies illustrations and text (if present).

● Avoids stereotypes.

● Is respectful of the child’s intelligence, sensitivity, curiosity and love of learning.

● Demonstrate excellent command of the chosen medium.

● Display freshness and originality in style and/or form of artistic expression.

The Award is given for distinguished artwork that creatively and skillfully embodies the essence of the story or text.

Use this link to read more: https://www.degrummond.org/ezra-jack-keats-book-award-guidelines

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


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  1. Congrats, everyone! Thanks for sharing this info, Kathy.

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