Local author Meggan Hill and photographer Susan M. Graunke have won the 2009 New York Book Festival Children’s Book Award for their new picture book, Nico and Lola. The annual competition honors books that deserve greater recognition in the world’s publishing capital.
Hill and Graunke are overwhelmed by the feedback they have received for Nico and Lola. In addition to winning the New York Book Festival Award, Nico and Lola was named the Children’s Book Midwest Connections Pick by the Midwest Booksellers Association for May-July 2009.
The public is invited to attend these free, family friendly events. “We are so excited that the books message is resonating with readers. Meeting with children and families who love the book has been the real reward for us,” said Hill.
“Dog Days of Summer with Lola”
Reading, Q & A, and signing
July 8, 2009 – 11:00am
(following puppy camp)