Member News

  • Congratulations to Adrienne Wright, our very own illustrator coordinator, for winning a first-place runner up spot in the Tomie dePaola illustration contest! You can view all of the winners and the contest info here. Adrienne’s is below….isn’t it gorgeous? We’re proud of you, Adrienne!

  • We have not only one, but TWO first-place runners-up in our region! Congratulations to Anni Matsick on her first-place entry (below) in the Tomie dePaola contest! We’re proud of you, Anni!!



We would like to acknowledge some of our great local talent and congratulate the following

ALA 2014 award winning author-illustrators:


Greg Pizzoli — Recipient of the 2014 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book for his first picture book “The Watermelon Seed“.
Learn more about Greg at


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David Wiesner — Caldecott Honor for “Mr. Wuffles“. Read more about David and his numerous other Caldecott award winning books at



Congratulations to Mara Rockliff, 2013 Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Text Winner… from the Eastern PA Region!

The 2013 awards are presented for excellence in books 

for young readers published in the 2012 calendar year.


Me and Momma and Big John 
by Mara Rockliff (Illustrated by William Low)

“Building a cathedral isn’t just a job, it’s an art,” Momma tells her son John in Mara Rockliff’s Me and Momma and Big John, this year’s winner for Picture Book Text. This touching story about the construction of Saint John’s Cathedral is told from John’s perspective as he watches his mother, a stonecutter, work tirelessly to carve a single stone in the cathedral.  When John see’s the finished cathedral, he is confused as to why his mother’s stone is lost among the others, but Momma assures him it’s not about the individual stone, but the pride of working together and creating something beautiful.




Congratulations to Adam Lehrhaupt for his debut picture book Warning: Do Not Open This Book! which hit bookshelves in August!


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Congratulations to Pamela M. Tuck for her debut picture book As Fast As Words Could Fly which was released in April!

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