We Have Our Winners!
The votes are in and we are very pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s Irma Black Award is Big Mean Mike, written by Michelle Knudsen and illustrated by Scott Magoon. Congratulations to Michelle and Scott! More than 7,500 first and second graders around the world voted and Big Mean Mike was their clear favorite.
And Congratulations to the fantastic Irma Black Honor books!
In our second annual competition for The Cook Prize for best STEM picture book, we are very pleased to announce that the winner (as voted on by more than 2,000 students) is How Many Jelly Beans? written by Andrea Menotti and illustrated by Yancey Labat. Congratulations Andrea and Yancey!
Last year, 619 third and fourth grade students participated in The Cook Prize voting. This year that number jumped to more than 2,000.
Congratulations also to our four great Honor books, which will each receive a silver seal.
Many thanks to all our participating schools! And congratulations to all of the authors and illustrators.