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Maine Early Literacy Site (MELS) - Correll Book Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Informational Text

Correll Book Award for Excellence in Early
Childhood Informational Text

Purpose

This new national award is intended to bring attention to outstanding informational texts published for young children from birth to 8 years old. In so doing, the Award Committee hopes to shed light on the need for producing informational texts for this age group and to raise awareness of the need to build young children’s world knowledge.

Funding for this award has been generously donated to the College of Education and Human Development by A.D. “Pete” and Ada Lee Correll through their named professorship in Early Literacy. The Correll Professorship, held by Dr. Susan Bennett-Armistead, seeks to advance early childhood literacy in Maine and the nation.

Qualifying Texts will:

  • Have been published in English
  • Have been published in the United States in the calendar year prior to the deadline date
  • Have been designed for children birth to age 8
  • Serve as an exemplar of features and format of Informational Texts
  • Not be part of  a series

The Award

The winner of the Annual Correll Book Award will be flown to receive the award at the Maine Early Literacy Conference in Orono, Maine on April 26, 2014. The Award is a medal that may be reproduced to include on future printings of the text.

Award Application Procedures

Publishers and authors with books they wish to submit for consideration should submit one copy to each member of the Award Selection Committee along with a hard copy of the Submission form and contact information for the committee are available on the Maine Early Literacy Site.

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Susan Bennett-Armistead
Correll Professor of Early Literacy
225 Merrill Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469

207-581-2418

Susan.bennett-armistead@maine.edu


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