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2016 Irma Black Award Finalists!

February 16, 2016

We are very pleased to announce the 2016 Irma Simonton Black Award finalists as picked by our School for Children third and fourth-graders from sixteen semifinalists. The finalists are:


It’s Only Stanley
by Jon Agee
(Dial Books)


Ragweed’s Farm Dog Handbook
by Anne Vittur Kennedy


Red: A Crayon’s Story
by Michael Hall
(Greenwillow Books)


You Can Do It, Bert!
by Ole Könnecke
(Gecko Press)

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. Congratulations to all our finalists!

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

One Comment leave one →
  1. readitrealgood permalink
    February 16, 2016 9:18 pm

    This is neat! I also love Ragweed’s Farm Dog Handbook. It’s so funny. 🙂

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