Irma Black Award: The Semifinalists

The Irma Black Award committee is in full swing. Members have been discussing which sixteen books will make the final cut.

Irma Simonton Black

At the moment the semifinal list stands at twenty, and here they are:

  1. 14 Cows for America, by Carmen Agra Deedy
  2. All the World, by Mordicai Gerstein
  3. Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem, by Mac Barnett
  4. Bradley McGogg the Very Fine Frog, by Tim Beiser
  5. Don’t Lick the Dog!, by Wendy Wahman
  6. The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau, by Dan Yaccorino
  7. Keep On! The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-discoverer of the North Pole, by Deborah Hopkinson
  8. The Lion and the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney
  9. Little Devils, by Robert J. Blake
  10. Mind Your Manners, Alice Roosevelt! by Leslie Kimmelman
  11. A Penguin Story, by Antoinette Portis
  12. Princess Hyacinth (the surprising tale of a girl who floated), by Florence Parry Heide
  13. Redwoods, by Jason Chin
  14. Robot Zot! by Jon Scieszka
  15. Sergio Saves the Game, by Edel Rodriguez
  16. Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!, by Maureen Wright
  17. The Strange Case of the Missing Sheep, by Mircea Catusanu
  18. Tyrannosaurus Math, by Michelle Markel
  19. Under the Snow, by Melissa Stewart
  20. Waiting for Winter, by Sebastian Meschenmoser

Check back soon to see the final list. Please note, you’ll have to wait another six weeks before these books appear in the library, at present School for Children students are reading them!

Reference librarian at Bank Street College Library.

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