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Description of the Award

Charlotte Zolotow Lectures

 

 

 

 

 Charlotte Zolotow Award 

 

 

 

What is the Charlotte Zolotow Award?

The Charlotte Zolotow Award is given annually to the author of the best picture book text published in the United States in the preceding year.

 

Who decides the winner?

The Charlotte Zolotow Award is administered by the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC), a children's literature library of the School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison.  A committee of children's literature experts selects the winner from the books published in the preceding year.

     

When did the award begin?

The Charlotte Zolotow Award began in 1998.  

 

What special criteria are used to select this award?

Picture books written for children from birth through age seven, written by a U.S. citizen or resident, and first published in the United States are eligible for consideration.  The genre may be fiction, nonfiction or folklore as long as it is presented in a picture-book format.  Books written by Charlotte Zolotow are not eligible for the award. The committee may select up to 3 "Honor Books" and up to 10 titles that will be listed as "Highly Commended."

 

Why is it called the Charlotte Zolotow Award?

Charlotte Zolotow, who attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison on a writing scholarship, was a distinguished book editor with Harper Junior Books for 38 years.  She was the author or more than 65 picture books, including classics such as Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present and William's Doll.

 

What does the award look like?

The award is a round, bronze medalian inscribed around the edges CHARLOTTE ZOLOTWO AWARD CCBC.  The center shows a flower with the letters "C" and "Z" on either side of the stem. In addition to the medallion, the winner receives $1000.  Both are presented in the Spring during an event that honors the career of Charlotte Zolotow.

 

What is the Charlotte Zolotow Lectures?

Established in 1998, the lecture also honors Charlotte Zolotow by bringing a distinguished children's book author to the University of Wisconsin in Madison to deliver a free lecture that is open to the public. 

     

Winner in bold.  HB for Honor Book.  HC for Highly Commended

YEAR AUTHOR TITLE   (Curriculum Lab Call Number)
2007 McCarty, Peter MOON PLANE
HB Look, Lenore UNCLE PETER'S AMAZING CHINESE WEDDING
  Smith, Linda MRS. CRUMP'S CAT
HC Balouch, Kristen MYSTERY BOTTLE
  Becker, Shari MAXWELL'S MOUNTAIN
  Bunting, Eve ONE GREEN APPLE
  Chodos-Irvine, Margaret BEST BEST FRIENDS
  Cruise, Robin LITTLE MAMA FORGETS
  Henkes, Kevin LILLY'S BIG DAY
  Schaefer, Lola M. AN ISLAND GROWS
  Weeks, Sarah OVERBOARD
  Willis, Jeanne GORILLA! GORILLA!
     
2006 Rodman, Mary Ann MY BEST FRIEND  (JPB Rodman)
HB McKissack, Patricia C. and Onawumi Jean Moss PRECIOUS AND THE BOO HAG
  Muth, Jon J. ZEN SHORTS   (JPB  Muth)
HC Patricelli, Leslie BINKY
  Turner, Sandy COOL CAT, HOT DOG
  Juster, Norton THE HELLO, GOODBYE WINDOW  (JPB Juster)
  Willems, Mo LEONARDO THE TERRIBLE MONSTER  (JPB Willems)
  King, Stephen Michael MUTT DOG!
  Savadier, Elivia NO HAIRCUT TODAY!  (JPB Savadier)
  Graham, Bob OSCAR'S HALF BIRTHDAY
  Berman, Mara SNIP, SNAP! WHAT'S THAT?
  Bee, William WHATEVER
     
2005 Henkes, Kevin KITTEN'S FIRST FULL MOON  (JPB Henkes)
HB Thompson, Lauren POLAR BEAR NIGHT 
  Willems, Mo KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY TALE  (JPB Willems)
  Woodson, Jacqueline COMING ON HOME SOON  (JPB Woodson)
HC Beaumont, Karen BABY DANCED THE POLKA
  Buehner, Caraloyn SUPERDOG: THE HEART OF A HERO  (JPB Buehner)
  Durant, Alan ALWAYS AND FOREVER
  Dunrea, Olivier BOOBOO
  English, Karen HOT DAY ON ABBOTT AVENUE
  Hoberman, Mary Ann WHOSE GARDEN IS IT?
  Horowitz, Dave A MONKEY AMONG US
  MachLachlan, Patricia & Emily BITTLE
  Schaefer, Carol Lexa BIGGEST SOAP
     
2004 Schwartz, Amy WHAT JAMES LIKES BEST  (JPB Schwartz)
HB Coy, John TWO OLD POTATOES AND ME  (JPB Coy)
  O'Connell, Rebecca THE BABY GOES BEEP  (JPB O'Connell)
  Paye, Won-Ldy & Lippert, Margaret H. MRS. CHICKEN AND THE HUNGRY CROCODILE  (J 398.2 P343mr)
  Rumford, James CALABASH CAT  (J R636ca)
  Shannon, George TIPPY-TOE CHICK, GO!  (JPB Shannon)
HC Banks, Kate MAMA'S COMING HOME
  Chandra, Deborah & Comora, Madeleine GEORGE WASHINGTON'S TEETH  (J  92  Weich)
  Fleming, Denise BUSTER   (JPB Buster)
  Frame, Jeron Ashford YESTERDAY I HAD THE BLUES  (JPB Frame)
  Jenkins, Steven WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A TAIL LIKE THIS?  (JPB Jenkins)
  Nye, Naomi Shihab BABY RADAR
  Perkins, Lynne Rae SNOW MUSIC
  U'Ren, Andrea MARY SMITH
  Willems, Mo DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS  (JPB Willems)
     
2003 Keller, Holly FARFALLINA & MARCEL  (JPB Keller)
HB Swanson, Susan Marie FIRST THING MY MAMA TOLD ME
HC Andrews-Goebel, Nancy POT THAT JUAN BUILT  (J  92  O5an)
  Banks, Kate CLOSE YOUR EYES  (JPB Banks)
  Henkes, Kevin OWEN'S MARSHMALLOW CHICK
  Herrera, Juan Felipe GRANDMA AND ME AT THE FLEA
  McMullan, Kate I STINK!  (JPB McMullan)
  Okimoto, Jean Davies WHITE SWAN EXPRESS: A STORY ABOUT ADOPTION  (JPB Okimoto)
  Shertle, Alice ALL YOU NEED FOR A SNOWMAN
  Shannon, David DUCK ON A BIKE  (JPB Shannon)
  Wilson, Karma BEAR SNORES ON  (JPB Wilson)
  Wong, Janet S. APPLIE PIE FOURTH OF JULY
     
     
2002 Willey, Margaret CLEVER BEATRICE
HB Jenkins, Emily FIVE CREATURES  (JPB Jenkins)
HC Look, Lenore HENRY'S FIRST MOON BIRTHDAY  (JPB Look)
MacDonald, Margaret Read MABELA THE CLEVER  (J 398.2 M135)
Russo, Marisabina COME BACK, HANNAH
Stock, Catherine GUGU'S HOUSE
Wong, Janet S. GRUMP
 

 

2001 Banks, Kate NIGHT WORKER
HB Myers, Christopher WINGS
HC Christian, Peggy IF YOU FIND A ROCK
Cronin, Doreen CLICK CLACK MOO: COWS THAT TYPE  (JPB Cronin)
Harjo, Joy GOOD LUCK CAT
Kajikawa, Kimiko YOSHI'S FEAST  (JPB Kijikawa)
Pinkney, Sandra L. SHADES OF BLACK: A CELEBRATION OF OUR CHILDREN
Van Laan, Nancy WHEN WINTER COMES
      

 

2000 Bang, Molly WHEN SOPHIE GETS ANGRY--REALLY, REALLY ANGRY...  (JPB Bang)
HB Best, Cari THREE CHEERS FOR CATHERINE THE GREAT!
Feiffer, Jules BARK, GEORGE  (JPB Feiffer)
HC Diakite, Baba Wague HATSELLER AND THE MONKEYS  (J 398.2 D536ha)
George, Kristine O'Connell LITTLE DOG POEMS  (J 811.54 G348li)
Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald WHEN WILL SARAH COME?
Schwartz, Amy HOW TO CATCH AN ELEPHANT
Thomas, Joyce Carol YOU ARE MY PERFECT BABY
Zimmerman, Andrea and David Clemesha TRASHY TOWN  (JPB Zimmerman)
 

 

1999 Shulevitz, Uri SNOW  (JPB Shulevitz)
HB Meade, Holly JOHN WILLY AND FREDDY MCGEE  (JPB Meade)
Steig, William PETE'S A PIZZA
HC Fleming, Denise MAMA CAT HAS THREE KITTENS
Henkes, Kevin CIRCLE DOGS  (JPB Henkes)
Jones, Bill T. and Susan Kuklin DANCE
Reiser, Lynn LITTLE CLAM
Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie ELIZABETI'S DOLL  (JPB Stuve-Bodeen)
 

 

1998 Williams, Vera B. LUCKY SONG

HB

Kasza, Keiko DON'T LAUGH, JOE!
HC Bauer, Marion Dane IF YOU WERE BORN A KITTEN
Cooper, Elisha COUNTRY FAIR
Fleming, Denise TIME TO SLEEP
McKissack, Patricia MA DEAR'S APRONS
Waber, Bernard BEARSIE BEAR AND THE SURPRISE SLEEPOVER PARTY
Wells, Rosemary BUNNY CAKES
 

 

Charlotte Zolotow Lectures

2006 Lois Lowry  
2005 Angela Johnson  
2004 Linda Sue Parks  
2003 Naomi Shihab Nye
2002 Kevin Henkes
2001 Robert Lipsyte
2000 Jean Craighead George
1999 Katherine Paterson
1998 Karla Kuskin

 

 

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