Cook Prize & Irma Black Award Winners

The winners of two awards by The Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature were announced. The Cook Prize is given to the best STEM picture book for 8-10 year-olds and is selected by children. The Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award is given to “an outstanding book for young children—a book in which text and illustrations are inseparable, each enhancing and enlarging on the other to produce a singular whole.” Here are the winners and honor books:

COOK PRIZE WINNER

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker, illustrated Dow Phumiruk

COOK PRIZE HONORS

Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones by Sara Levine, illustrated by T.S. Spookytooth

If Polar Bears Disappeared by Lily Williams

Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain by Cheryl Bardoe; illustrated by Barbara McClintock

 

IRMA BLACK AWARD WINNER

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

IRMA BLACK HONORS

Stumpkin by Lucy Ruth Cummins

Sun! One in a Billion by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by Stevie Lewis

The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon Agee