... for EUROPE!
It's the inaugural outing of this award, in which members vote for titles from out of their domestic or continental (not America) region.
SCBWI says it's the only peer-given awards in publishing for young readers ...which makes it even dearer to me because I've been a devotee of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators for ten years now.
All I can say is —
Thank you, thank you, thank you, my fellow SCBWI members. This means a lot to me.
You have the enviable treat of checking out the luscious winners from other continental regions and US domestic regions on the SCBWI website.
And here are the brilliant finalists for my region, Europe:
|Castle of Shadows Ellen Renner|
|Gilbert the Hero by Jane Clarke|
|Petit Escargot written and illustrated by Bridget Strevens-Marzo|
|Prisoner of the Inquisition by Theresa Breslin|
|The Boneshaker Illustrated by Andrea Offermann|
|The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh|