Quill Awards Are Coming

The Quill Book Awards are going to start in August.  This is a series of book awards given out by popular vote, so as people who understand children’s literature in a broader sense, it is important to participate.  Awards for children’s books are given out in two categories:  Children’s Illustrated Book and Children’s Chapter Book/Middle Grade.  Then there are two awards of interest to teens:  Young Adult/Teen and Graphic Novel.   You can see which books got the prizes last year with lots of attention paid to commercially successful titles of course.  Consider this the antithesis of the Newbery, Caldecott and Printz.