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Bogart and Vinnie - A Completely Made-Up Story of True Friendship

STARRED Review from Publishers Weekly!

"It's a witty, bighearted story that makes full use of this duo's comic talents..."
"Moving and emotionally charged, the book is capped with a powerful close-up of the child’s face on the rear cover with the legend “What would you do if you had the chance to help a person find freedom?"
Unspoken by Henry Cole

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2013 Carol Otis Hurst Prize

New York Times Best
Illustrated Books of 2012

ALA Notable Book 2012

Chicago Public Library
Best of the Best Children's Books of 2012

2012 Upstanders Award

2013 Virginia
Jefferson Cup Award

Junior Book Guild Selection 2012

Parents Choice Gold Award

Florida Book Gold Award

School Library Journal
Best Books of 2012

Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

White Ravens of 2013

Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of 2013

2013 NCTE Notable Children's Books in Language Arts

2013-14 Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading Book Award

Starred Review
Publishers Weekly

Starred Review Kirkus

Starred Review
School Library Journal

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"Cole's brilliant colors and rounded shapes done in acrylic paints and colored pencil extend the fun, drawing children into the action and offering additional occasions for storytime and classroom discussion."
I Know a Wee Piggy
earns another star
to go with his blue ribbon!
I Know a Wee Piggy by Kimberly Norman

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“WOW. What super, super folks in Hoover, Alabama. So enjoyed getting to meet the great staff and students at Hoover Elementary. THANK YOU, HOOVER!”

“Wonderful, wonderful 2 days in Fort Dodge, IOWA! You want to meet some great, friendly people? GO TO IOWA! I love it there. Thank you, Stacey et. al.! ”

“I loved my time in wonderful YATES CENTER KANSAS! Visited with every student, had THE best time ever. THANK YOU, LORETTA ARNOLD and the rest of the gang in Yates Center!”

“Great time visiting with old friends and meeting new friends at VSRA in Roanoke Virginia. THANK YOU to the wonderful KIM LANCASTER for a terrific conference!”

“Amazing, wonderful week in North Dakota. THANK YOU, Laura Kelly, for making it happen. What a treat to be with you all.”

“LOVED being back in my ol' stomping ground of Loudoun County, VA... including my home town! Also great having time with the fabulous Karen Huff at Shenandoah U. Thanks, everyone!”

“Great Day with my New Friends at Riverglades...and looking forward to seeing them again next week!”

“A great week in OMAHA, Nebraska... kids as great and polite and fun as ever! Also a great weekend with my wonderful friends in KEARNEY, MO!! ”

“Wonderful visits with my new Nebraska friends at Freeman, Tricounty, Thayer Central, Fairbury, and Norris schools. What a great week! Fantastic students and faculty. Thank you, everyone!”

“SUPER great visits to schools in VIRGINIA this week... thanks to my friends at SULLY, SUGARLAND, MARGURITE CHRISTIAN, J.G.HENING, and MARY WALTER elementary schools! YAY!!”

“An amazing three days in MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV last week... thank you, teachers, principals...and especially the STUDENTS...of all the schools I visited...Welch, Kimball, Fall River, Southside, Anawalt, Iaeger, and Bradshaw Elementary Schools!”

“Excited to speak with Meghan Dombrink-Green of NAYEC tomorrow about publishing issues and early childhood education. NAYEC is a group I admire for their positions on diversity, excellence in education and non-violence. ”

“SO honored to be awarded the President's Medal from Shenandoah University for Outstanding Contributions to Children's Literature! My most heartfelt thanks to the University, and especially to my dear friend Karen Huff!”

“Amazing experience in Los Angeles, accepting the Antioch University Horace Mann Upstander award. What gracious, kind people. Many thanks to Cynthia, Fred, Daniel et al.... ”

“ "And Tango Makes Three" soon to be published in French! That makes Spanish, Korean, Hebrew, Slovenian, Italian, German, Portuguese, Japanese... I think we need one in Penguinese!”

“Great time in Boulder, Colorado, presenting at several branch libraries. Special thanks to new BFF's Melanie, Chrissy, Gail... and Cassee!”

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