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.|
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons created and illustrated by James Dean, story by Eric Litwin
Blackout, written and illustrated by John Rocco
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!