Three children’s books recognized with Correll Book Awards

The 2020 Correll Book Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Informational Text have been announced by the Lifespan Literacy Community, part of the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development.

Bloom Boom,” with words and images by April Pulley Sayre, was selected in the birth to age 3 category, while “Seashells: More Than a Home,” by Melissa Stewart with illustrations by Sarah S. Brannen, was chosen in the ages 4–8 category. In addition, “Paper World: Planet Earth” by Bomboland was awarded honorable mention in the 4–8 category.

This is the ninth year for the Correll Book Awards, which honor children’s books published in the previous year that are appropriate to each age group, as well as being engaging and accurate sources of information for young children.

UMaine associate professor of literacy Susan Bennett-Armistead chairs the Correll Committee, which selects the winners.

For more information, contact Bennett-Armistead at