Award of The Week-The Maxwell Medallion


The Maxwell Medallion is given by the Dog Writers Association of America. This award, named after Maxwell Riddle who wrote a syndicated dog column for 30 years and was a past president of DWAA, is given to many forms of professional writing devoted to dogs. Nominees are announced in the winter edition of the newsletter, Ruff Drafts.






The Maxwell Medallion

2017 Children’s Category Winner and Nominees

toby Toby
By: Hazel Mitchell

A young boy and his father adopt a dog, Toby, from a local rescue shelter. Unfortunately, Toby is having a challenging time adjusting to his new home and the father is wondering if Toby was the right dog to choose.
9780996545433 Sled Dog Dachshund
By: Laura Atkins

Jasper the dachshund wants to be in Alaska’s biggest dog sled race. He enters the race but finds he is too little. Still, size is no obstacle for Jasper as he becomes part of a team.
9781946198020 The Story About Tigger
By: Cameron Pendergraft

Tigger’s life is changed when her family abandons her at a no-kill animal shelter.
9781620869819 Harry Taylor, Hometown Hero
By: Alden Taylor

A children’s picture book about Harry and his Green Bay Packers pride.

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