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CLC Award Celebration

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

Special thanks to the following people who made the virtual banquet possible.

  • Vanessa Roeder, Author/Illustrator
    Displaying compassion, love and courage in your book and life
  • Christopher George, Classical Guitarist
  • Dr. Keith Terry, FSU’s Department of communication
    Video props and the FSU’s TV studio for filming
  • Brian Vought, Director of Parks and Recreation
    Filming space at City Place
  • Dr. Thomas Palardy, Co-Founder of the Children’s Literature Centre
    Guest Appearance
  • Joni Smith, Graphics Artist II
    Award flyer

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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.


2020 CLC's Virtual Book Award Celebration 

Winner: The Box Turtle

written and illustrated by Vanessa Roeder

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2019 CLC's 8th Annual Book Award Banquet

Collage of banquet attendees

2016 CLC Book Award Banquet Video

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

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

Phone: 301.687.3133


Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm