Washington Center for the Book announces 2011 Washington State book Award Winners!
Last week it was announced that one of our own local authors, Erik Brooks, won the Scandiuzzi Children’s Book Award in the category of picture book for writing and illustrating “Polar Opposites”. Congratulations Erik!
NCRL has had a long relationship with Erik Brooks who lives in Winthrop, WA. He has been our Summer Reading Program author in residence several times and in 2009 he collaborated with area children to write “The Adventures of Super Princess Madam Zorony”. Erik wrote and illustrated this book with the help of children at every branch he visited that summer by facilitating a brainstorming session at every program. It was so cool to watch the kids collaborating with a real author!
A few of Erik’s wonderful books that he wrote and illustrated are:
“The Practically Perfect Pajamas”
“Slow Days, Fast Friends”
“Octavius Bloom and the House of Doom”
He also illustrates books for other authors including Betsy Byers’ “Boo’s Dinosaur and his latest collaboration with Laura Hulbert “Who Has These Feet”. You can find out more about Erik Brooks artwork and books at www.erikbrooks.com.
NCRL is especially proud that Erik created our logo for our library storytimes “Links to Literacy”. You may have seen these beautiful pictures of lynx in your branch library, on our delivery vans, bookmobile and now on library cards!
We are so lucky to have this kind of talent in our area! What’s your favorite Erik Brook’s book?