It's a Tiger!Congratulations to the 2013 Minnesota Children’s Literature Book Award Winners & Finalists.  The Minnesota Book Awards are chosen by panels of judges made up of writers, teachers, librarians, booksellers, and others from the literary community.

The 2013 (25th Annual) Minnesota Children’s Literature Book Award Winners & Finalists were:

  • Winner
    • It’s a Tiger! written by David LaRochelle and illustrated by Jeremy Tankard
  • Finalists 
    • A Leaf Can Be written by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Violeta Dabija
    • Tell Me About Your Day Today written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Lauren Stringer
    • Waking Dragons written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Derek Anderson

Just a refresher: The Minnesota Book Awards are given annually to books that were published in the previous and were written  (or illustrated) by a Minnesota year-round resident. The Minnesota Book Awards are sponsored by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library as well as a host of of statewide outreach partners.  A history of Minnesota Book Award winners and finalists can be found here.


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