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CLC Book Award


In 2012, the Children's Literature Centre created an annual award for the children's picture book that most embodies the attributes of compassion, love, and courage. Our aim is to encourage and support an author/illustrator in the early yeara of his or her career, who has published in the United States during the preceding three years.


A nominating committee, comprised of Children's Literature Centre staff members, FSU Education Department faculty members, and practicing professionals, carefully consider all nominations  by choosing the winning title based on its literary and artistic merit; inspiration of compassion, love, and courage; date of publication; and proximity to Frostburg, MD. Once a book has been selected, the authors/ illustrators are then notified and invited to attend our annual CLC Book Award Banquet, held the first Saturday in October.


Do you know a book that celebrates compassion, love, and courage?

The nominations are all turned-in!

We are pleased to announce our

2016 CLC Book Award Winner:

Stick and Stone

Beth Ferry's written tale of an unusual friendship paired with expressive illustrations by Tom Lichtenheld exemplifies compassion, love, and courage; all qualities that embody the CLC Book Award. Congratulations Stick and Stone! We are looking forward to honoring you at our CLC Book Award Banquet on October 1st with a presentation by the author, Beth Ferry.




Past CLC Book Award Recipients


2015 Award Recipient

Otto the Owl Who Loved Poetry

Vern Kousky

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2014 Award Recipient


Emily Kate Moon

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2013 Award Recipient

Too Tall Houses

Gianna Marino

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2012 Award Recipient:

Same, Same but Different

Jenny Sue-Kostecki Shaw

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Jenny Sue Kostecki Shaw