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2015 Irma Black Award Finalists!

February 17, 2015

We are very pleased to announce the 2015 Irma Black Award finalists as picked by our School for Children third and fourth-graders from sixteen semifinalists. The finalists are:


by John Rocco


Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas
by Lynne Cox,
illus. by Brian Floca
(Schwartz & Wade)


Sam & Dave Dig a Hole
by Mac Barnett,
illus. by Jon Klassen


Shh! We Have a Plan
by Chris Haughton

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 children’s librarian Allie Bruce to discuss the eight books with the most votes and choose the finalists.

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. Read more about the Irma Black Award in School Library Journal.

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  1. February 17, 2015 5:26 pm

    Oh, I LOVE the 3 books I know here, and now must check out Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas! 🙂

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