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Water is Water wins the 2016 Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award for Beginning Non-Fiction

Maryland Library Association LogoWhat an honor!  Here is the their description of the book:

The water cycle is a topic children are exposed to daily – and it’s as mysterious as it is ubiquitous, making this book equally accessible and exciting. Miranda Paul seizes on this fact, using simple poetic language that allows young readers to flow through the book in the same way water transitions forms seamlessly page to page. Children will connect with Jason Chin’s beautiful illustrations of familiar environments, which expertly tie into and add depth to the text. Paul’s back matter elaborates on her water cycle narrative, providing facts, infographics, and calls -to -action for her readers, who will no doubt be drawn to Water is Water for both its information and beauty.

You can read more about the award here: and winners and honor books here:

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 … continue reading

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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