Oh MG News

December 7, 2018

8th Annual Nerdy Awards: The Nerdy Awards highlight great books that didn’t get a lot of critical acclaim or attention from major book awards. What books have you loved most over the year?  Nominate your favorite book of 2018 here. 

KidLiteracy, Inc. is a new nonprofit dedicated to providing books, author/illustrator/entertainer visits, and MORE for schools. What’s extra cool about it? One of the great writers behind it is our own Jen Swanson, who also leads our STEM Tuesday team. Many details still to come, but we at Mixed-Up Files want to congratulate Jen on her great new project.

November 27, 2018

Green Earth Book Awards: It’s time to submit your choices for the 2019 Green Earth Awards. You’ve got form now to December 3, 2018 – just one week from today! Judges are looking for strong work that conveys the message of environmental stewardship. The categories: picture book, children’s and young adult fiction, and nonfiction categories.

The short list comes out in March 2019, and the winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2019. Winners receive $750 to the author and $750 to the illustrator/photographer (or $1,500 if the author and illustrator/photographer is the same person). In addition, Green Earth Book Award-winning books will be donated to Title I schools and military bases across the country. For more on how to submit, click here.