Page Ahead Best Books for Kids Awards

I hope you’ll forgive my absence. The downside of going away can be getting behind on the home front and, sometimes, getting sick. Douglas and I had a hard time getting back from Seattle (no thanks to weather and Delta’s trouble dealing with the logistics of weather). Then, I came down with a bug. I’m back, and I hope to catch up on all the things I’ve been doing — including WRITING!!

Here I am with Keith Baker, the author and illustrator of LMNO Peas, at the 2011 Best Books for Kids Award Party in Seattle. Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature was nominated in the nonfiction category.

Best Books for Kids Finalists

The 2011 Best Books for Kids were: We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems (Read Aloud), How to Clean a Hippopotamus by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page (nonfiction), Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill (Multicultural), and The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O’Conner. You can see a list of all nominees here. I enjoyed spending a few hours with people who love books and are committed to getting good books into the hands of all children. I hope to be back in Seattle one day and Page Ahead will be on my list of places to visit.


Books nominated for 2011 Best Books For Kids

more nominated books

More Nominated Books

more and more nominated books

Even more nominated books.


Page Ahead

Page Ahead Display

Darby DuComb

Darby DuComb, Page Ahead board president

Cecelia McGowan

Cecelia McGowan, a Best Books judge

Best Books judge nonfiction

Stefanie Malone, a Best Books judge.

Best Books judge helper

A Best Books judge.

Best Books Judge

Marilyn Carpenter, a Best Books judge.


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