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May 22

The Irma Black Award and Cook Prize Ceremony

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Join us for the celebration!

The Irma S. and James H. Black Award and Cook Prize Ceremony

Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am

9:00 am Festive Breakfast - Lobby

9:30 am Keynote Address by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett, co-authors of Battle Bunny--both have been honored by the Irma Black Award in the past

Followed by the Irma Black Award and Cook Prize Presentation - Tabas Auditorium

11:30 am Book Signing - Lobby

The Irma S. Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature goes to an outstanding book for young children - a book in which text and illustrations are inseparable, each enhancing the other to produce a singular whole.

The four Irma S. Black Award finalists for books published in 2013 are:

Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad? by Julie Middleton, illustrated by Russell Ayto (Peachtree)

Chick-O-Saurus Rex by Lenore Jennewin illustrated by Daniel Jennewin (Simon & Schuster)

The King of Little Things by Bil Lepp, illustrated by David T. Wenzel (Peachtree)

That Is Not a Good Idea! written and illustrated by Mo Willems (Balzer + Bray)

The Cook Prize honors the best science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) picture book published for children aged eight to ten. The Irma S. Black Award and the Cook Prize are unusual in that children are the final judges of the winning books.

The four Cook Prize finalists for books published in 2013 are:

Bone by Bone by Sara Levine, illustrated by T.S. Spookytooth (Millbrook)

The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdös by Deborah Heiligman, illustrated by LeUyen Pham (Roaring Brook)

No Monkeys, No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart and Allen Young, illustrated by Nicole Wong (Charlesbridge)

Toilet: How It Works by David Macaulay with Sheila Keenan (David Macaulay Studio/Macmillan)

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