Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Carolyn W. Field Award Criteria

The Carolyn W. Field Award 2010 committee has chosen the nominees listed below for this year's award. The award will be presented at the Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference in Lancaster, October 24-27. The books have met the following eligibility requirements: the author or illustrator was a Pennsylvania resident at the time of publication, the book carries a 2009 copyright date, and the book has as its potential audience children from preschool through sixteen years of age.

Bagram Ibatoulline, PA Illustrator. Crow Call, Scholastic Press.
Beth Fantaskey, PA Author. Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, Harcourt
Matt Phelan, PA Illustrator. The Storm in the Barn, Candlewick Press
Melissa Wyatt, PA Author. Funny How Things Change, Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed, PA Authors. My Name is Sangoel, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

In order to cast your ballot, please read the nominated books with the following criteria in mind:

The value of the book as literature
The uniqueness of the text and/or illustrations
The clarity and style of the text
The purpose and aesthetic value of the illustrations
The contribution of the design and format
The value to the intended audience
The potential acceptance by the intended audience

Please use the link below to cast your vote for the Carolyn W. Field Award book for 2010. The nominated books are included in the ballot.
Here is a link to the ballot:

Please respond by Friday, June 4, after which the ballot will be closed.

This link is uniquely tied to this ballot and your email address, please do not forward this message. Once your vote is cast, you will not be able to return to the ballot. Your vote is anonymous and emails will not be tied to responses.

Thanks for your participation!

Bianca Roberts
Carolyn W. Field Award Chair

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