Last week DPW received four ALA awards during the annual American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference and Monday’s presentation of the Youth Media Awards. It was a busy couple of days and we could not be more thrilled and thankful for the medals we were awarded:
- We Are Growing! by Laurie Keller won the Geisel Award
- Good Night Owl by Greg Pizzoli received a Geisel Honor
- Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 2: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan won the Stonewall Children’s Book Award
- Momotaro: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters by Margaret Dilloway won an Asian/Pacific American Honor for Children’s Literature.
All of our winners were added to the ALA Notable Books list. In addition to those listed above three more DBG titles were selected for the list:
- Steamboat School by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Ron Husband
- What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein
- The Wolf’s Boy by Susan Williams Beckhorn
And to top it all off two of our books were named to the 2017 Rainbow Book List:
- The Trials of Apollo, Book One The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
- Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 2: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
All in all it was a great conference, (and maybe one we’re still recovering from a week later) Be sure to check out all the supplemental material available to educators and librarians on the titles above right here and keep an eye out for our next stop at TLA this spring.