The Children’s Book Award Committee also named Dori Chaconas Notable Author for her contribution to the world of children’s literature. Seven noteworthy titles have also been selected for Outstanding Achievement in children’s literature, written and/or illustrated by Wisconsin Book creators:
- Archie the Daredevil Penguin by Andy Rash
- Bee Dance by Rick Chrustowski
- Catch You Later, Traitor by Avi
- Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein; illustrated by James E. Ransome
- In Mary's Garden by Tina & Carson Kügler
- Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz
- Waiting by Kevin Henkes
The Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award is made possible by the Worzalla Publishing Company, Stevens Point, through a grant to the WLA Foundation.
For more information about the Children’s Book Awards Committee, visit http://wla.wisconsinlibraries.org/yss/childrens-book-awards-committee. WLA is a professional organization representing all types of libraries – school, public, academic and special. Its membership comprises 1,500 librarians and support staff, library trustees, friends of libraries, and business vendors who advocate and work for the improvement of library services for all Wisconsin citizens.