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Gravity is a Nominee for the North Carolina Children’s Book Award

I found out this morning that GRAVITY is a nominee for the NCCBA, an award chosen by the children of North Carolina.  The nominees will be read in schools and libraries across the state and voted on at the end of the school year.  As a part of the program, the NCCBA put together an activity booklet for teachers to use with the nominees.  You can find the PDF of the booklet here (gravity related activities are on p.10).

You can read more about the award on the North Carolina School Library Media Association website. All of the books on the list are well deserving–you can view them on the Charlotte Mecklenburg library website.  It’s a real honor to have had my book nominated!

Two Great Reviews of Water is Water

Here are two great reviews of Water is Water.  The first is from the blog Librarian’s Quest:

The second is on Shelf Awareness:

In the Librarian’s Quest review, a picture from the interior of the book is referenced, so I thought it would be nice to post it here: 


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Starred Review for WATER IS WATER from Publishers Weekly!

Publishers Weekly just gave Water is Water a starred review, calling it “…a story as enchanting as it is informative”

Full review here:

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CCB names GRAVITY a 2015 Gryphon Honor Book

The Center for Children’s Books at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced the Gryphon Award winners yesterday.  The Gryphon Award went to Skateboard Party by Sarah English, illustrated by Laura Freeman.  Three honor books were named and Gravity was one of them.

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PBS Parents: Gravity a Best Picture Book of 2014

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