Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Awards

Posted on May 8, 2020

by Megan Roseberry

Reading together is one of the greatest things a parent or caregiver can do with a child. There are a wide variety of picture books to choose from and so many different awards given to authors and illustrators. Did you know that if you are a parent of a child age 0-5, you can help grant a title an award?! The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award was developed by the Indiana Center of the Book. “The purpose of the award is to encourage parents, caregivers, and very young children to interact with exceptional picture books.” Each year, five titles are chosen and young children get to vote for their favorite! This year’s nominees are:

B Is For Baby by Atinuke

Don’t Blink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Pirate Jack Gets Dressed by Nancy Raines Day

The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

Firefly Home by Jane E. Clarke

The following link will take you to online readings of each book as well as the voting form: You have until June 30, 2020, to make your child’s voice heard!

As an added bonus, if you browse the website further, you can find activity ideas for each of the nominated books as well as winning titles from previous years!

Megan Roseberry

Megan Roseberry

Megan, Community Engagement Librarian, Unicorn Fanatic, The Most Sparkly Librarian – any of these titles will do. When not bringing the Van Halen to early literacy classes or spreading the joy of reading to youngsters throughout the community, one can find her enjoying copious amounts of carbohydrates, binge-watching random television shows and movies, pretending to be a professional photographer, dancing around and singing when no one is watching (okay, maybe when people are watching, too), and thoroughly enjoying life with a never-ending smile!
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