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CLC Award Celebration

Thank you to all who attended the CLC's 9th Annual Virtual Book Award Celebration!


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 years 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.

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Thank you to all who attended the CLC's 8th Annual Book Award Banquet!


2016 CLC Book Award Banquet Video

Check out the fun from this video created about our 2016 CLC Book Award Banquet.

Past CLC Book Award Recipients

**Click on an author's name to visit their website! 

2018 Award Recipient

Ida, Always
Author: Caron Levis
Illustrator: Charles Santoso
Ida, Always

2017 Award Recipient

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles

Author: Michelle Cuevas
Illustrator: Erin Stead

Michelle Cuevas and her book cover

2016 Award Recipient

Stick and Stone

Author: Beth Ferry
Illustrator: Tom Lichtenheld

Beth Ferry and her book cover

2015 Award Recipient

Otto the Owl Who Loved Poetry

Vern Kousky

Vern Kousky

2014 Award Recipient


Emily Kate Moon

Emily Kate Moon receiving award

2013 Award Recipient

Too Tall Houses

Gianna Marino

Gianna Marino receiving award

2012 Award Recipient

Same, Same but Different

Jenny Sue-Kostecki Shaw

Jenny Sue-Kostecki Shaw with Award and her book

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Children's Literature Centre
Frostburg State University
206 Frampton Hall
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532

Email: clc@frostburg.edu
Phone: 301.687.3133


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