Every year two bookstores that excel in connecting children with books are selected by a panel of publishing professionals–one award is given to a general bookstore and one a children’s specialty bookstore. Anyone can nominate a store. Simply email: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the following information:
1) Name, email address, and phone number of person making the nomination
2) Your connection to the nominated store, e.g. customer, owner, employee, publisher
3) A brief statement outlining the reasons you are nominating that store
4) Contact info for the owner/manager of the nominated store
Each of the two winners will receive a $1,000 check and a framed signed original piece of art by a children’s illustrator during a presentation at the BEA/ABA Children’s Book and Author Breakfast, which draws more than 1,000 attendees.
Click here to download the nomination form.
Along with WNBA, Penguin Young Readers Group co-sponsors the award, which was established in honor of Lucile Micheels Pannell, founding member of one of the WNBA chapters.
Founded in 1917, WNBA is a national organization of women and men who promote the value to the written word by championing the role of women in the book community and by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information about book lovers and professionals.