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Marcia Wernick at SCBWI Florida


Marcia Wernick will be doing an illustrative intensive program as well as a picture book workshop on June 6th and June 7th. Registration is at: http://florida.scbwi.org/2014/04/07/mid-year-workshops-brochure

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Bank Street honors for W&P clients


THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA by Mo Willems and TREE LADY, illustrated by Jill McElmurry, are both semi-finalists for the Irma Black Award through Bank Street College.  The Irma Black Award honors “a book in which text and illustrations are inseparable, each enhancing and enlarging on the other to […]

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THE TREE LADY on Green Earth Book Award shortlist!


THE TREE LADY, illustrated by Jill McElmurry, has been named to the shortlist for the 2014 Green Earth Book Awards! http://www.natgen.org/green-earth-book-awards/  

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THAT IS *NOT* A GOOD IDEA is a Virginia Readers’ Choice!


Mo Willems’s THAT IS *NOT* A GOOD IDEA! was named to the 2014-2015 Virginia Readers’ Choice list of Primary titles by the Virginia State Reading Association. Congratulations, Mo! https://www.vsra.org/virginia-readers-choice/  

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Marcia Wernick at SCBWI Annual Conference in NYC


Marcia Wernick will be doing roundtables at the upcoming SCBWI Annual Conference in New York on February 21 through February 23. Registration is filling fast for the conference: https://www.scbwi.org/events/15th-annual-scbwi-winter-conference-in-new-york/  

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ALSC Notable Books 2014


Many W&P clients were honored with places on the ALA/ALSC Notable Children’s Books list. Congratulations to Aaron Becker, Bryan Collier, Angela Dominguez, LeUyen Pham, and Mo Willems! http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists/ncb  

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Emily Mitchell at NESCBWI 2014


Agent Emily Mitchell will be offering critiques and participating in an agents’ panel at the New England SCBWI Conference on May 2 and 3 in Springfield, MA. Registration opens February 5. http://newengland.scbwi.org//event-2014-spring-regional-conference/  

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A great showing at the ALA Youth Media Awards!


CONGRATULATIONS to the Wernick & Pratt clients whose books were honored with ALA Youth Media Awards this year! Aaron Becker, JOURNEY: 2014 Caldecott Honor Book Bryan Collier, KNOCK KNOCK: MY FATHER’S DREAM FOR ME: 2014 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Angela Dominguez, MARIA HAD A LITTLE LLAMA: 2014 Pure Belpre […]

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NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book


THE BOY WHO LOVED MATH, illustrated by LeUyen Pham, was named an Orbis Pictus Honor Book by the National Council of Teachers of English! http://www.ncte.org/awards/orbispictus  

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Scott O’Dell Award


BO AT BALLARD CREEK, illustrated by LeUyen Pham, won the 2014 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction! http://www.hbook.com/2014/01/blogs/read-roger/2014-scott-odell-award-historical-fiction/  

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Jane Kelley on MPR


Jane Kelley was interviewed on Milwaukee Public Radio about her novel, THE DESPERATE ADVENTURES OF ZENO AND ALYA. Listen to it here: http://wuwm.com/post/parrot-helps-child-fighting-cancer-new-young-readers-novel  

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PW Flying Start for Aaron Becker


Publishers Weekly has named Aaron Becker a 2013 Flying Start! Congratulations, Aaron! http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/60470-fall-2013-flying-starts-aaron-becker.html  

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NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing


More year-end accolades: The New York Public Library has named several books by Wernick & Pratt clients to its 2013 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing (http://www.nypl.org/sites/default/files/100titlesforreadingandsharing2013.pdf). Congratulations to Aaron Becker’s Journey; Lita Judge’s How Big Were Dinosaurs?; Knock Knock: My Father’s Dream for Me, illustrated by Bryan Collier; The Boy Who Loved Math, illustrated […]

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HuffPo Best Picture Books 2013


The Huffington Post named Aaron Becker’s Journey and Knock Knock: My Father’s Dream for Me, illustrated by Bryan Collier, and The Boy Who Loved Math, illustrated by LeUyen Pham, to its Best Picture Books of 2013 list! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/minhle/best-picture-books-of-201_b_4378532.html  

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Horn Book Fanfare 2013


Congratulations to Journey by Aaron Becker and Bo at Ballard Creek, illustrated by LeUyen Pham, which were named to the Horn Book Fanfare 2013 list! http://www.hbook.com/2013/12/blogs/read-roger/fanfare/  

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NPR Book Concierge


Aaron Becker’s Journey and Lita Judge’s How Big Were Dinosaurs? made NPR’s Book Concierge list of the Best Books of 2013! http://apps.npr.org/best-books-2013/  

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New York Times Notable Children’s Books 2013


More great news for Aaron Becker’s Journey and LeUyen Pham’s The Boy Who Loved Math: both were named to the New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2013 list! http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/08/books/review/notable-childrens-books-of-2013.html  

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Kirkus Best Books of 2013


The Boy Who Loved Math, illustrated by LeUyen Pham, and Journey by Aaron Becker were named to the Kirkus Best Books of 2013 list! Congratulations! https://www.kirkusreviews.com/issue/best-of-2013/section/children/  

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SLJ Best Books of 2013


Aaron Becker’s Journey and Mo Willems’s That Is NOT a Good Idea! were named to School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2013 list! Congratulations! http://www.slj.com/2013/11/reviews/best-of/slj-best-books-2013-picturebooks/  

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