You Float My Boat

You Float My Boat

Colorado Humanities' Center for the Book announced three finalists for the Colorado Book Award for Children's Literature in April, and in June the winner was announced as ... Read Island!

The Beak Book
Birds around the world have so many amazing kinds of beaks. Discover how beaks of different shapes and sizes are adapted to help birds sip nectar, make nests, battle for mates, and more. Robin Page has written and illustrated several picture books, including the 2003 Caldecott Honor recipient What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? and A Chicken Followed Me Home. Robin and Steve live in Boulder, Colorado.

Read Island
A rhyming celebration of nature, books, and the importance of stories, Read Island invites you to experience the diversity and wonder of a hidden and wild place. Nicole Magistro owned The Bookworm bookstore in Edwards, Colorado for 15 years, wrote thousands of book reviews, and is a mentor, journalist, consultant, and community leader. Alice Feagan is a children’s book creator known for her distinct cut-paper collage style in The Collectors and School Days Around the World. She creates playful illustrations for children’s books, magazines, apps, educational products, and games. Alice and Nicole both live in Edwards, CO.

When Shelly adopts her pet monster Hugsby she loves everything about him. It doesn’t matter that he can’t do fancy tricks, or whistle, or blow bubbles. He gives the best hugs ever. Dow Phumiruk is a clinically retired pediatrician and the author/illustrator of 10 books with six more on the way. Her debut book, Mela and the Elephant, was a Colorado Book Awards finalist in 2019, and her book with author Helaine Becker, Counting on Katherine, is a Cook Prize winner. She also contributed to New York Times’ bestselling author Kelly Yang’s forthcoming picture book, Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped Our Country. Do lives in Lone Tree, CO.

We are so surprised and grateful for the recognition! Thank you!!! 

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