Thursday, April 25, 2013

Star of the North Picture Book Award

We are pleased to announce a brand new picture book award - the Star of the North! (One of Addendum's owners, Marcus, is on the board for this new award). On April 17th, Mackin hosted a special preview night where the 10 nominees for the inaugural 2013 award were presented (but we had to wait until now to share publicly!). 

One of the nominees, David LaRochelle, was there to tell us about his nominated book - It's a Tiger! - and to sign copies. 

All ten books were available that evening, and it was great to see everyone's reaction to the books that are up for the award!

Randal Heise, President of Mackin

Kitty Heise, who founded Mackin with Randal, talking to guests.

David LaRochelle signs books for fans.

Some of the nominated books.

David LaRochelle with Laura Given, chairperson of the Star of the North board.

David LaRochelle with some of the staff of Mackin.

Full list of nominated books:
 Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

The Day Dirk Yeller Came to Town by Mary Casanova, illustrated by Ard Hoyt

The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon, illustrated by Jake Parker

Neville by Norton Juster, illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons created and illustrated by James Dean, story by Eric Litwin

It's a Tiger! by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

Blackout, written and illustrated by John Rocco

Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead

Balloons Over Broadway written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

The Watcher - Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter

The Star of the North Picture Book Award winner will be announced on April 25th of 2014, along with the ten new nominees. All of these titles are available at Addendum! Happy reading!

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