Australian Baby Animals wins a 2020 Whitley Award

Australian Baby Animals has won the Royal Zoological Society of NSW’s Whitley Award for the Young Children’s Reader category! Awarded annually, the Whitley Awards are presented for outstanding publications that profile the unique wildlife of the Australasian region. Australian Baby Animals is a classic showcase of Australian baby animals and their families for very young children. A celebration of Australian baby…

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Best news from the American Library Association Youth Media Awards!

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga ᎣᏣᎵᎮᎵᎦ  by Traci Sorell and me, published by Charlesbridge, has won the American Indian Youth Literature Award -Honor Book. AIYLA identifies and honors the very best writing and illustration by and about Native Americans and Indigenous peoples of North America. AND an Odyssey Award – Honor Audiobook  – Award given to the producer…

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The Children’s Book Podcast

Listen to Frané on The Children’s Book Podcast here:

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Exciting Ride

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, published by Charlesbridge, is taking us for a ride and Traci and I are loving it! The hot-rodding started when I first met Traci Sorell in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, home of the Cherokee Nation. In a nano-second, we were friends for life. Creating this book together has been a joy and we’ve been…

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