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2020 Charlotte Zolotow Award

Awarded annually by the Cooperative Children's Book Center since 1998, the Charlotte Zolotow Award is given for outstanding writing in a picture book.

Ages: 0-7 years

Winners

Johnny's Pheasant

Cheryl Minnema and Julie Flett

Johnny finds a pheasant by the side of the road. Grandma agrees to bring the bird home, but the pheasant has plans of its own!

Shortlists

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story

Kevin Noble Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal

Explore the rich and varied cultures of modern Native Americans through the lens of fry bread.

A Map into the World

Kao Kalia Yang and Seo Kim

Paj Ntaub and her family move into a new home, and she seeks a way to comfort a neighbour.

Pokko and the Drum

Matthew Forsythe

When Pokko plays her drum in the forest she suddenly finds herself surrounded by an entire band of animal musicians.

Saturday

Oge Mora

When all of their special Saturday plans go awry, Ava and her mother still find a way to appreciate one another and their time together.

Truman

Jean Reidy and Lucy Ruth Cummins

The heartwarming story of a girl and her pet turtle. When Sarah boards a bus to go to school, can Truman follow?

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