Imagine my delight when I received an email from Shirley Berow and Kerrlita Westrick, co-chairs of the Grand Canyon Reader Award committee, announcing that D is for Desert – a World Deserts Alphabet is a 2015 nominee in the Nonfiction category. Wahoo! The Grand Canyon Reader Award is sponsored by the Arizona Library Association and is the state’s kids’ choice award. Nominated and voted on by Arizona’s children, the award is a special honor for an author. Ten books are in this year’s Nonfiction list. Kids must read or have read to them at least five of the nominees to have the opportunity to vote for their favorite. Competition for me is stiff this year as it is every year! Votes are due by April 1, 2015 so get started reading now. For the list of books in all categories – nonfiction, picture book, intermediate, tween and teen, check out the GCRA website. http://www.grandcanyonreaderaward.org
The website also has curriculum ideas, teacher’s guides, bookmarks and voting stickers. Consider inviting me into your class or to visit your school to share my presentation on D is for Desert. Check out the details on my SCHOOL AUTHOR VISIT PRESENTATIONS page.
Photos from the visit to Ss. Simon & Jude Cathedral School in Phoenix, AZ