The Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Awards Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 13th biennial awards. The awards will be presented in a ceremony on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 9:30 am at the John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 East Main Street, Shrub Oak, New York. The program is open to the public. A number of the winners will be present to tell their stories and refreshments will be served.
The Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award was established in 1990 by librarians, storytellers and educators in Westchester County, New York, to honor Anne Izard, an extraordinary librarian, storyteller, and Children’s Services Consultant in the Westchester County Library System. The Award seeks to bring the riches of storytelling to greater public awareness by highlighting and promoting distinguished books on storytelling published for children and adults. Folklore, fiction, biography and historical stories must be entirely successful without consideration of graphic elements. Books which enrich a storyteller’s understanding of story, folk traditions, aesthetics, and methods of storytelling are also eligible. Books considered for the Thirteenth Award were original material, reprints, or new English translations published in the United States between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2016.
Recipients of the 13th Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Awards are:
Ancient & Epic Tales from Around the World retold by Heather Forest (August House, 2016).
The Artist and Me by Shane Peacock (Owlkids Books, 2016).
Bloom by Doreen Cronin (Atheneum, 2016).
Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook by Paul Yee (Crocodile Books, 2015).
The Good Little Book by Kyo Maclear (Tundra Books, 2015).
The Hunter’s Promise: An Abenaki Tale by Joseph Bruchac (Wisdom Tales, 2015).
Job Wanted by Teresa Bateman (Holiday House, 2015).
A Land Twice Promised: An Israeli Woman’s Quest for Peace by Noa Baum (Familius, 2016).
The Price of Three Stories: Rare Folktales from Japan by Hiroko Fujita and Fran Stallings (Parkhurst Brothers, 2015).
The Storyteller by Evan Turk (Atheneum, 2015).
Trail Guide for a Crooked Heart: Stories and Reflections for Life’s Journey by Jim May (Parkhurst Brothers, 2016).
The Turnip Princess: And Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth (Penguin, 2015).
Vietnamese Children’s Favorite Stories retold by Tran Thi Minh Phuoc (Tuttle, 2015).
For more information contact:
Ellen Tannenbaum, Co-Chair, Anne Izard Award Committee [email protected]
or Melissa Heckler, Co-Chair, Anne Izard Award Committee [email protected]