2014 Charlotte Zolotow Award

Cooperative Children's Book Center

The amazing Cooperative Children’s Book Center has named the winner and honor books for the 2014 Charlotte Zolotow Award which is given to outstanding writing in a picture book published in the United States in the previous year.  It is a delight to see many of my personal favorites of the year on their list.


The Dark

The Dark by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon Klassen



Building Our House My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood Sophie's Squash

Building Our House by Jonathan Bean

My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood by Tameka Fryer Brown, illustrated by Shane W. Evans

Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf

This Is the Rope: A Story From the Great Migration 15929160

This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by James Ransome

Year of the Jungle: Memories from the Home Front by Suzanne Collins, illustrated by James Proimos



Big Snow Max and the Tag-Along Moon Niño Wrestles the World

Big Snow by Jonathan Bean

Max and the Tag-Along Moon by Floyd Cooper

Nino Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales

The Silver Button When No One is Watching

The Silver Button by Bob Graham

When No One Is Watching by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by David A. Johnson