Won Ton - A Cat Tale Told in  HaikuCongratulations to the 2012-2013 Chickadee Award winner and nominated books. The Chickadee Award is a picture book award given out in the state of Maine.

The 2012-2013 Chickadee Award Winner was:

  • Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku written by Lee Wardlaw and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

The remaining 2012-2013 Chickadee Award nominated books were:

  • White Water written by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein, illustrated by Shadra Strickland
  • It’s Snowing written and illustrated by Gail Gibbons
  • Perfect Square written and illustrated by Michael Hall
  • Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School written and illustrated by David Mackintosh
  • Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India written and illustrated by Gerald McDermott
  • Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature written by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes
  • Nothing Like a Puffin written by Sue Soltis, illustrated by Bob Kolar
  • The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with Chimps written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter
  • All the Way To America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel written and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

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Just a refresher: The Chickadee Award is given annually to a picture book published in the previous year as voted on by children in Maine. Ten picture books are nominated each year by a committee of teachers, librarians, and early literacy professionals. The Chickadee Award is sponsored by the Maine Association of School Libraries and has been given annually since 2005. A history of Chickadee Award Winners can be found here.


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