I’ve just found out that librarians in Pennsylvania and Kentucky have been sharing More-igami with their young readers all school year long as part of their states’ children’s book awards programs.
More-igami is a 2017-18 nominee for the Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award and the Kentucky Bluegrass Award. It’s also been named to the 2018-19 list for the Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award.
In addition, votes are still coming in for the Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award.
All of these awards are decided by children, who spend the year reading the nominated books — or having the books read aloud to them — then voting for their favorite.
At the risk of being cliché, no matter what book comes out on top, it is a joy to be nominated, and to know that young readers are spending time with More-igami.
I’m so gratified by the wonderful things people are saying about More-igami. Not only do the reviewers like the book, they get the book. Some recent praise:
“Warm characters, gentle humor, and sweet illustrations convey the challenges of learning new skills without making them feel insurmountable. A title for all collections.”
— School Library Journal
“It’s a quiet but effective reminder of the value of practice.”
— Publishers Weekly
“With engaging text, charming illustrations, and bonus instructions for an origami ladybug, this is a winner.”
Junior Library Guild has selected More-igami to be sent to its member school and public libraries in 2016.
Each year, JLG reviews more than 3,000 books and selects fewer than 800 for its collection. Over 95 percent of the titles JLG selects go on to win awards and/or favorable reviews.
Learn more about Junior Library Guild.