Children’s Literature Finalists Read

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Join us to celebrate the accomplishments of Colorado’s outstanding authors, editors, illustrators, and photographers! Finalists for the 2022 Colorado Book Awards will read briefly from their work and answer questions from the audience and finalist books will be available for purchase at The Bookies Bookstore.

Register for this free event and view the full finalists reading schedule at coloradohumanities.org/programs/colorado-book-awards/

Children’s Literature Finalists
The Beak Book
Robin Page
Birds around the world have so many amazing kinds of beaks. Discover how beaks of different shapes and sizes are adapted to help birds sip nectar, make nests, battle for mates, and more. Robin Page has written and illustrated several picture books, including the 2003 Caldecott Honor recipient “What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?” and “A Chicken Followed Me Home”. Robin and Steve live in Boulder, Colorado.

Read Island
Nicole Magistro
A rhyming celebration of nature, books, and the importance of stories, Read Island invites you to experience the diversity and wonder of a hidden and wild place. Nicole Magistro owned The Bookworm bookstore in Edwards, Colorado for 15 years, wrote thousands of book reviews, and is a mentor, journalist, consultant, and community leader. Alice Feagan is a children’s book creator known for her distinct cut-paper collage style in The Collectors and School Days Around the World. She creates playful illustrations for children’s books, magazines, apps, educational products, and games. Alice and Nicole both live in Edwards, CO.

Dow Phumiruk
When Shelly adopts her pet monster Hugsby she loves everything about him. It doesn’t matter that he can’t do fancy tricks, or whistle, or blow bubbles. He gives the best hugs ever.

Dow Phumiruk is a clinically retired pediatrician and the author/illustrator of 10 books with six more on the way. Her debut book, “Mela and the Elephant”, was a Colorado Book Awards finalist in 2019, and her book with author Helaine Becker, “Counting on Katherine”, is a Cook Prize winner. She also contributed to New York Times’ bestselling author Kelly Yang’s forthcoming picture book, “Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped Our Country”. Dow lives in Lone Tree, CO.

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