2020 Winners

Children's Picture Book (4-7 Years)


Watch the following video to see which of the three finalists below won gold, and which won silver.

The Artist Who Loved Cats: The Inspiring Tale of Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen

Author: Susan S. Bernardo, illustrated by Courtenay Fletcher

Publisher: Inner Flower Child Books

ISBN: 978-0-9711228-8-8

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This rhyming picture book biography of Théophile Steinlen is a celebration of art, inspiration, and following your heart to create a life that you love.

Jack & Agyu

Author: Justine Villanueva, illustrated by Lynnor Bontigao

Publisher: Sawaga River Press

ISBN: 978-0-9968297-1-7

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Jack struggles to see himself represented in the books he loves to read until his mother shares the tales of Agyu, a Filipino-Bukidnon epic hero.

What Does It Mean To Be American?

Authors: Rana Diorio and Elad Yoran, illustrated by Nina Mata

Publisher: Sourcebooks

ISBN: 978-1492683803

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An engaging picture book for children that celebrates what it means to be American—regardless of politics!

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