MORE ABOUT NEW YORK STATE'S 2014 CHARLOTTE AWARD
Many thanks to students from Mrs. Toomajian’s class at Tamarac Elementary in Troy, NY,
who interviewed me and Melissa Sweet about our book SPIKE, THE MIXED-UP MONSTER,
which is on the ballot for the 2014 Charlotte Award. See our Q & A here! Live in New York
and want to vote? Find a complete list of resources here and ballots and complete voting
instructions here. And congrats to all the other nominees!
MY FIRST BOOK AWARDS CEREMONY
Last week I attended my first book awards ceremony—the 15th International
Latino Book Awards held at the beautiful Instituto Cervantes in New York City.
Here's our group shot of all the nominees. That's me, last row in the center behind
the woman in red, and Sonia Manzano, Sesame Street's Maria, is in the white dress
on the right.
SPIKE was nominated in a children's picture book category and I'm thrilled to say
it won! Muchas gracias to sponsors Libros Publishing and Scholastic and congrats to
all the children's book winners listed here.