Award of the Week: Mitten Award


The Mitten Award recognizes and promotes quality literature for youth in picture book format. First given in 1999 by the Children’s Services Division of the Michigan Library Association, the award is given annually to one children’s book originally published in the United States during the calendar year that has captured the attention of youth librarians throughout the State of Michigan for its ability to communicate through literature to an intended audience. The award selection work group is comprised of Michigan librarians who consider hundreds of children’s books annually to determine a winner.

2018 Winner
9780763677541 The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse
By: Mac Barnett
Illustrated by: Jon Klassen

A mouse gets eaten by a wolf but finds out he is not alone in the wolf’s belly.
2018 Honor Books
9781626726826 After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again
By: Dan Santat

After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.
1484723023 Bob, not Bob!
By: Elizabeth Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick
Illustrated by: Matthew Cordell

When a young boy gets a cold, he just wants his mommy. But his stuffy nose makes it difficult for him to call out to his mom–not ‘Bob,’ who happens to be the family dog.
reckless Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero
By: Patricia McCormick
Illustrated by: Iacopo Bruno

When a group of US Marines fighting in the Korean War found a bedraggled little mare, they wondered if she could be trained as a packhorse. They had no idea that the skinny, underfed horse had one of the biggest and bravest hearts they’d ever known.
9781554988716 Town Is by the Sea
By: Joanne Schwartz
Illustrated by: Sydney Smith

The story of a young boy who grows up living by the sea in a small mining town.


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