Not Bad for a Little Raccoon!

A Raccoon's Tale: Seven Saves the Notch has been honored with two awards this year: A Silver Medal from the Independent Book Publishers' Association and a First Place Purple Dragonfly Award!

A Eureka! for Galaxy

The Secret Galaxy has won a 2015 California Reading Association Eureka Gold Book Award! The CRAEGA is awared to the top nonfiction books each year. From many impressive entries gold was awarded to ten books this year and we are grateful to have been included on this list! Thanks to the California Reading Association!



What's Ruby Reading? Baby!


In September, Ruby the Reading Red Panda, a program of the Iowa State Library and the Blank Park Zoo of Des Moines, featured If You Were My Baby: A Wildlife Lullaby, on their "What's Ruby Reading?" poster. Check out Ruby's Facebook page:


Thank you, Iowa State Library, Blank Park Zoo, and Ruby!




Bank Street Best Children's Books 2015 Includes Secret Galaxy


I am beyond thrilled that The Secret Galaxy was named to the list of Bank Street college's Best Books for Children 2015.  According to their website, the Children's Book Committee chooses 600 books, broken up into age groups, considering literary quality, potential emotional impact, and excellence of presentation. For nonfiction, accuracy of information is also an important factor. 

Galaxy is listed in the five to nine age group.



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