UMaine honors winners of 2019 Correll Book Awards

Two children’s books received the 2019 Correll Book Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Informational Text at the Correll Early Literacy Conference held at the University of Maine.

This year’s winners are “Highest Mountain, Smallest Star” (Penguin Random House) by Kate Baker with illustrations by Page Tsou, and “About Woodpeckers” (Peachtree Publishing Co.) by Cathryn Sill with illustrations by John Sill. Both books are in the age 4–8 category. No winner was selected in the birth to age 3 category this year.

The Correll Book Awards recognize books published during the previous year that are appropriate to each age group, and are engaging and accurate sources of information for young children.

Susan Bennett-Armistead, an associate professor of literacy at UMaine, chairs the Correll Committee, which selects the winners. The awards are now in their eighth year.