2020 Charlotte Zolotow Award

The Children’s Cooperative Book Center (CCBC) at the University of Wisconsin has announced the 2020 Charlotte Zolotow Award winners. The award is given for outstanding writing in a picture book. Here are the winners:


Johnny's Pheasant

Johnny’s Pheasant by Cheryl Minnema, illustrated by Julie Flett



Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

A Map Into the World

A Map into the World by by Kao Kalia Yang and illustrated by Seo Kim

Pokko and the Drum

Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe


Saturday by Oge Mora


Truman by Jean Reidy and illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins



Beware of the Crocodile

Beware of the Crocodile by Martin Jenkins and illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

Daniel's Good Day

Daniel’s Good Day by Micha Archer

Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend!

Goodbye Friend! Hello, Friend! by Cori Doerrfeld

My Papi Has a Motorcycle

My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero and illustrated by Zeke Peña

One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller

One Fox: A Counting Thriller Book by Kate Read

Small in the City

Small in the City by Sydney Smith

The Thing about Bees: A Love Letter

The Thing about Bees by Shabazz Larkin