For weeks I have wanted to start the voting and yet I wanted to make sure that the choices felt right. They do, and so now it begins; the official voting for picture book author/illustrator study. As a reminder, to be a contender, each finalist must have at least 6 picture books published by the time the Global Read Aloud begins on October 2nd, as well as have books that have a more universal theme, which are easily accessible in many countries. I do so hope you like the choices…
Inspired by their incredible board book My Heart Fills with Happiness, I couldn’t imagine a more dynamic duo of Indigenous authors for the Global Read Aloud.
Choice 2: Christian Robinson
Christian Robinson’s artwork stands out in whichever book it is used. What a fantastic choice he would be.
Choice 3: Pat Zietlow Miller
This Wisconsin Native has been wowing me for years with her versatility and her uncanny storytelling ability.
Choice 4: Josh Funk
One of the most prolific picture book authors I know, Josh’s books garner a great response from all ages.
Choice 5: Dan Santat
I always think that Dan Santat’s latest book is his best one, and then he writes another one. Why not make him the choice for all of us?
Voting has now closed – stay tuned for results in April!