The first annual Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Book Award nominees have been announced! The purpose of this award is to encourage parents, caregivers, and very young children to interact together with exceptional picture books. These exceptional books promote at least three of the five early literacy skills: reading, writing, singing, talking and playing.
And the nominees are…
Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett and Kevin Cornell
Don’t Push the Button by Bill Cotter
Tiptoe Joe by Ginger Foglesong Gibson
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin
Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson
Pouch by David Ezra Stein
Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas
Mix it Up! By Herve Tullet
Children who are under age 6 as of May 10, 2015 may vote for the 2015 Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award. It is expected that most children will require help from a parent. Children should stop by the library to look at the books and circle their favorite Firefly Nominee on the ballot, then turn it into HMMPL's Youth Services Reference Desk. Children may vote one time.
The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award is an initiative of the Indiana Center for the Book, which promotes interest in reading, writing, literacy, libraries, and Indiana's literary heritage by sponsoring events and serving as an information resource at the state and local level.