Are you ready to vote for your favorite Children’s picture book this year? The Chickadee Award: A Maine Children’s Choice Picture Book Project is a picture book award program for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. This award is in its seventeenth year, and is given annually to one of ten picture books nominated by a committee of teachers, librarians, and early literacy professionals, with the winner chosen by Maine school children. The purpose of this award is to encourage children to develop an appreciation for excellence in writing and illustration that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. The Maine Association of School Libraries
is providing financial support for this project, and Patten Free Library is thrilled to partner with this program.
Chickadee Ballots can be turned in any time between February 1 and March 31.