Wednesday, April 25, 2007

2007 Ezra Jack Keats Award Winners

The Ezra Jack Keats Award is dedicated to fostering the talent of the new generations of children, artists, and authors who have succeeded Ezra Jack Keats. Keats is the distinguished author/illustrator of the classic Caldecott Award-winning Snowy Day. The award recognizes and encourages developing, talented authors and illustrators of children's books.

The 2007 Award Winners are....

For You Are a Kenyan Child, by Kelly CunnaneNew Writer Award Winner
For You Are A Kenyan Child
Written by Kelly Cunnane
From rooster crow to bedtime, a Kenyan boy plays and visits neighbors all through his village, even though he is supposed to be watching his grandfather's cows.

New Illustrator Award Winner
Mystery Bottle
Written and Illustrated by Kristen Balouch
A boy in Brooklyn receives a package from Iran. When he opens up the mysterious bottle that lies within, a great wind transports him over the oceans and mountains, straight into the arms of his grandfather.

See more of our favorite EJK winners at Youth Services' Our Picks! Page for May.

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