Summoning the Phoenix Receives Eureka! Honor Award!!

Eureka!_Honor_LogoI’m absolutely delighted to share that Summoning the Phoenix won an Eureka! Honor Award!!  It’s sponsored by the California Reading Association, and here’s a little info about the Eureka! awards from their site:

“The Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Award will assist teachers, librarians, and parents in identifying outstanding nonfiction books for their students and children.

Eligible books must be nonfiction, but can be in any genre including poetry, folktale/fairy tale, informational, biography, memoir, cookbooks, joke books, self-help, reference, etc.

Concisely: Any book that is not fiction is eligible for the Eureka!”

Summoning the Phoenix: Poems and Prose about Chinese Musical instruments

How cool is this?  I’m so grateful that the committee liked Summoning the Phoenix enough to recommend it. I’d also like to congratulate my my wonderful SCBWI author friends whose books also received Eureka! Honors this year:

Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific by Mary Cronk Farrell

The Kite that Bridged Two Nations: Homan Walsh and the First Niagara Suspension Bridge by Alexis O’Neill and illustrated by Terry Widner


UPDATED:  The complete list of Eureka! Winners is now listed on the California Reads website.