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Nominate Now for the Anna Dewdney Read Together Award

November 30, 2017

Penguin Young Readers, the Children’s Book Council, and Every Child a Reader are partnering for the 2nd Annual Anna Dewdney Read Together Award in honor of the late Anna Dewdney (1965-2016), author and illustrator of the beloved Llama Llama series.

The Anna Dewdney Read Together Award will be given annually to a picture book that is both a superb read aloud and also sparks compassion, empathy, and connection. The award commemorates the life and work of author/illustrator Anna Dewdney and celebrates her commitment to reading with young children and putting books into as many little hands as possible.

Nominations are open now through February 14, 2018.  All librarians, teachers, booksellers, parents/caregivers, and children’s book bloggers are encouraged to nominate up to five beloved read-together picture book favorites. Nominators must be 18 years of age or older.

Please click here to submit you book nominations.

To find out more about the Anna Dewdney Read Together Award including past winner, the selection committee and more, please visit

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