Monday, June 10, 2019

Good News Comes in Twos

The Shining Willow Award
Two of Claire's books have been honoured in the past couple of weeks. These are very special honours because they are associated with children's choice awards, where kids get to vote on their favourite books.

On May 23, at St. Angela's School in Saskatoon, Claire was presented with the 2018-2019 Shining Willow Award for her picture book, Underneath the Sidewalk (Scholastic Canada) -- the book voted most popular by young Saskatchewan readers up to Grade 3.

And just last week, the nominees for British Columbia's 2019-2020 Red Cedar Award were announced -- including Claire's 2018 title, Out of the Ice: How Climate Change is Revealing the Past (Kids Can Press).

And...TA-DAH!... A quick update: Out of the Ice has also been shortlisted for the 2019 Information Book Award given by the Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada. The winner will be announced in November.