Northern California Book Awards!

Super thrilled to win the Northern California Book Award for Children’s Literature: Younger Readers!

This wonderful group of poets, writers, and librarians review dozens of books written by authors living in northern California, across a wide spectrum of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translation, and children’s books. They select a short list of nominees and announce the winners at a ceremony at the San Francisco Public Library. Was I nervous? YES!

Along with the award, NCBA wrote this terrific review: “Evolution is a topic that has been tackled countless times in children’s books, but perhaps not with the same curiosity and beauty as Elizabeth Shreeve’s Out of the Blue: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas, gorgeously illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon.” 

Check out my 3-minute acceptance speech here. Bottom line: Kids need ALL KINDS OF BOOKS!