Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm will be accepting
the 43rd Annual Kerlan Award on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 .
About the Kerlan Award
The Kerlan Award is given annually by the Friends of the Kerlan Collection in recognition of singular attainments in the creation of children’s literature and in appreciation for generous donation of unique resources to the Kerlan Collection for the study of children’s literature.
Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, siblings who have published novels separately. Jennifer is a three-time Newbery Honor recipient for Our Only May Amelia, Penny from Heaven, and Turtle in Paradise; and Matthew co-wrote Marvin and the Mothswith Jonathan Follett) and have collaborated on a number of children’s books series. Their first joint project was the graphic-novel series Babymouse, starring a headstrong young mouse with messy whiskers and a wild imagination.
Resources for teachers
Read a terrific interview with them at Publisher Weekly by Sally Lodge, June 29, 2017
Matthew has created a power point on using graphic format books in teaching practice.
Kerlan Award Ceremony Information
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
When: March 27, 2017
Reception: 5:30 p.m. Program 6:00 p.m.
Book Signing to follow
Books will be sold by The Red Balloon Bookshop
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