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2014 Irma Black Award Finalists

March 5, 2014

We are very pleased to announce the 2014 Irma Black Award finalists as picked by our School for Children third and fourth-graders from this year’s list of fantastic semifinalists. The finalists are:

Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad? by Julie Middleton, illustrated by Russell Ayto (Peachtree)
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Chick-O-Saurus Rex by Lenore Jennewin, illustrated by Daniel Jennewin (Simon & Schuster)

The King of Little Things by Bil Leppillustrated by David T. Wenzel (Peachtree)

That Is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems (Balzer + Bray)

The students spent a month—one week each with rotating sets of four books—working together with their teacher to vote for their favorite book each week, then met with interim children’s librarian Allie Bruce to discuss the eight books with the most votes and choose the finalists.

Interim children's librarian Allie Bruce discussing semifinalists with the 9/10s

Allie Bruce discussing semifinalists with the 9/10s. Photo courtesy of Cheryl Simon.

Registration is now open for any first or second-grade class that would like to join with classrooms around the country (and the world) to choose our Award winner.

For more information on the Irma Black Award, please see our website.

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