Austin SCBWI Members’ Books Recognized by Bank Street College of Education

Four Austin SCBWI members had books recognized by Bank Street College of Education for The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2017 Edition, including:

STEP RIGHT UP: HOW DOC AND JIM KEY TAUGHT THE WORLD ABOUT KINDNESS by Donna Janell Bowman, illustrated by Daniel Minter,

WHOOSH!: LONNIE JOHNSON'S SUPER-SOAKING STREAM OF INVENTIONS by Chris Barton, illustrated by Don Tate,

88 INSTRUMENTS by Chris Barton, and

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON: DO ALL THE GOOD YOU CAN by Cynthia Levinson.

Bank Street College of Education strives to guide librarians, educators, parents, grandparents, and other interested adults to the best books for children published each year. The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2017 Edition includes more than 600 titles as the best of the best published in 2016. In choosing books for the annual list, reviewers consider literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers. Other criteria include credibility of characterization and plot, authenticity of time and place, age suitability, positive treatment of ethnic and religious differences, and the absence of stereotypes.

A big CONGRATULATIONS to all of you!