2004-2005 Crown Reading Award Winners

The Crown Award Reading Program, which is endorsed by the National Christian Schools Association, has announced its annual children’s/YA book awards:

Children’s Crown Gallery Award

Winner: The Sea Chest by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by Mary GrandPre (Dial)

Honor Book: Eaglet’s World by Evelyn Minshull and illustrated by Andrea Gabriel (Albert Whitman)

See the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 nominees.

Children’s Crown Award

Winner: Runt by Marion Dane Bauer (Clarion)

Honor Book: Stolen by the Sea by Anna Myers (Walker)*

Honor Book: The Great Serum Race by Debbie S. Miller, illustrated by Jon Van Zyle (Walker)*

Honor Book: Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot by Margot Theis Raven and illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen (Sleeping Bear Press)

See the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 nominees.

* a tie

Lamplighter Award

Winner: Among The Betrayed by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Simon & Schuster)

Honor Book: Tree Castle Island by Jean Craighead George (HarperTrophy)

See the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 nominees.

Nominate a book for the Crown Reading Awards Program.

Cynsational Links

Across The States Reading List: a bibliography of recommended books by setting from

Q&A With Author Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin, whose picture book My Name is Bilal was illustrated by Barbara Kiwak (Boyds Mills Press, 2005). A look at religious prejudice: what is it like to be one of the only Muslim kids in school?

The Journal of African American Children’s Literaure: official Web site includes call-for-papers, CSK Awards, book reviews, and much more. I found out about this site from illustrator Don Tate. See the spotlight honoring illustrator-author Tom Feelings.

Nice Work–Just Change Everything by Jenna Glatzer from On receiving revision suggestions from one’s editor.