I’m so excited to share the lovely news that Secrets of the Loon is a winner for the 2021 Riverby Award for exceptional nature books for young readers! Whee! I am hugely honored.
This picture book launched right as the pandemic hit, all in-person events were canceled, and, like many 2020 books, it hasn’t had much fanfare. So, although I can’t attend the April 4 awards luncheon in New York, I am happy dancing just with the news!
Writing picture books that explore and celebrate nature is so close to my heart. Those are often considered “quiet books,” even though I think nature is full of drama and wonder. And quiet books can be a tough sell. So I’m extra grateful for this award, which might help Secrets of the Loon reach some new readers. Thank you so much, John Burroughs Association, and congratulations also to photographer Chuck Dayton, editor Shannon Pennefeather, and Minnesota Historical Society Press, also!
2021 Riverby Award Winners (Thanks, Gail Aldous, for the link!)
[My Classroom Connections posts share a way to connect one of my books or poems to a classroom topic–often something timely that you might be covering in the next month or so. Please share this post if you have educator friends who might be interested–thanks!]