2006 Skipping Stones Honor Awards

Skipping Stones is an International, Multicultural Magazine and the recently sent the following announcement of their 13th annual book awards:

The 2006 Skipping Stones Honor Awards committee announces the winners of our 13th Annual Book Awards.

Twenty-five honored books, in the following four categories, encourage understanding of world’s diverse cultures, nature and ecological richness. They promote cooperation, nonviolence, respect for differing viewpoints, and close relationships in human societies. Together, the honored titles offer a great variety of learning experiences for all ages.

These exceptional, educational and entertaining books and teaching resources for K-12 students and educators will also make a great reading fun. Reviews of the 2006 award winners appear in the summer issue (Volume 18, no. 3) of Skipping Stones magazine. Skipping Stones website, www.SkippingStones.org, offers hyperlinks to winning publishers.

Multicultural and International Awareness Books:

The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq by Jeanette Winter

Picture book

Harcourt; www.harcourtbooks.com

Circles of Hope by Karen Lynn Williams, illustr. Linda Saport

Picture book

Eerdmans Books; www.eerdmans.com/youngreaders

Of Corn Silk and Black Braids by Vincent L. Johnson, M.D., illustr. Linda Crockett

Picture book

Marzetta Books; www.marzettabooks.com

Let Them Play by Margot Theis Raven, illustr. Chris Ellison

Picture book

Sleeping Bear Press; www.sleepingbearpress.com

The Wishing Tree by Roseanne Thong, illustr. Connie McLennan

Picture book

Shen’s Books; www.shens.com

Playing War by Kathy Beckwith, illustr. Lea Lyon

Picture book

Tilbury House; www.tilburyhouse.com

Going to School in India by Lisa Heydlauff, photos by Nitin Upadhye

Elem. and middle grades

Shakti for Children/Charlesbridge; www.charlesbridge.com

Double Crossing by Eve Tal

Middle grades. Novel.Cinco

Puntos Press; www.cincopuntos.com

Under the Persimmon Tree

by Suzanne Fisher Staples

Middle and High School.

NovelFrances Foster Books; www.fsgkidsbooks.com

Keeping Heart on Pine Ridgeby Vic Glover

Upper grades and adults

Native Voices; www.bookpubco.com

Mother Teresa by Demi

Elem. grades. biography

Simon & Schuster; www.SimonSaysKids.com

Powerful Words: More than 200 Years of Extraordinary Writing by African Americans Presented by Wade Hudson, illustr. Sean Qualls

Middle and high school grades

Scholastic; www.scholastic.com

Bilingual Spanish/English Books:

Quinito’s Neighborhood / El Vecindario de Quinito

by José Ramírez, illustr. Ina Cumpiano

Bilingual picture book

Children’s Book Press; www.childrensbookpress.org

Trisba & Sula: A Miskitu Folktale from Nicaragua / Una leyenda de los Miskitos de Nicaragua by Joan MacCracken, M.D., illustr. Augusto SilvaBilingual picture book.

Tiffin Press; tiffinpress@aol.com

The Frog and His Friends Save Humanity / La rana y sus amigos salvan a la humanidad by victor Villaseñor, illustr. José Ramírez

Bilingual picture book.

Piñata Books; www.artepublicopress.com

Nature and Ecology Books:

Near One Cattail: Turtles, Logs and Leaping Frogs by Anthony D. Fredericks, illustr. Jennifer DiRubbioPicture book.

Dawn Publications; www.dawnpub.com

Hotel Deep by Kurt Cyrus

Picture book

Harcourt; www.harcourtbooks.com

Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes by Damian E Yumei, illustr. Nicole Tamarin

Picture Book

Illumination Arts; www.illumin.com

Awesome Ospreys: Fishing Birds of the World by Donna Love, illustr. Joyce M Turley

Elem. and middle grades

Mountain Press; http://mountain-press.com/

Un día más y otras historias: Cuentos sobre animales en peligro de extinción por Edna Iturralde, illustr. Pablo Lara

In Spanish. Middle grades.

Alfaguara Infantil; www.ednaiturralde.com

only the sea keeps: Poetry of the Tsunami Edited by Judith R. Robinson, Joan E. Bauer, and Sankar Roy

High school to adult

Bayeux; www.bayeux.com

Teaching Resources

A Broken Flute: The Native Experience in Books for Children Edited by Doris Seale and Beverly Slapin

For parents, teachers and librarians.

Altamira Press and Oyate, www.oyate.org

Evolution of the Insects by David Grimaldi and Michael Engel

For nature lovers and educators

Cambridge University Press; www.cambridge.com

Strong At The Heart: How it feels to heal from sexual abuse by Carolyn Lehman

High school grades and adults

Melanie Kroupa Books; www.strongattheheart.com

A Generation at Risk: The Global Impact of HIV/AIDS on Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Edited by Geoff Foster, Carol Levine and John Williamson

For educators and policy makers

Cambridge University Press; www.cambridge.com

For more information, please contact:

Arun Toké


Skipping Stones Magazine

P.O. Box 3939

Eugene, OR 97403


email: editor@SkippingStones.org

website: www.SkippingStones.org

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