Two children’s books honored with 2018 Correll Book Awards

The 2018 Correll Book Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Informational Text were announced at the Correll Early Literacy Conference held at the University of Maine.

Michael Garland was honored for “Birds Make Nests” in the birth to age 3 category, while Doug Wechsler was recognized for “The Hidden Life of a Toad” in the age 4–8 category.

Associate professor of literacy Susan Bennett-Armistead chairs the seven-member Correll Committee, which selects the winners of the awards, now in the seventh year.

The awards honor books published in the previous year that are appropriate to each age group, in addition to being engaging and accurate sources of information for young children.