Tassy Walden Awards Announcement


Picture Book Text


Patricia Carey (A Stitch of Magic)

Honorable Mention

Heather Jessen (Is This Your Dragon?)


Deborah Lucibello (To Granny's House)

Sharon Anoush Chekijian (You May Know)

Kate Lynch (Over in the Poisonous Garden)

Susan Waide (Three Sisters Grow in My Garden)

Beth Brody (Night Music)

Lois Main (My Gramma Lives on the Other Side of the IPAD)

Illustrated picture book writer-illustrator


Catherine Donegan (Misty's New Home)

Honorable Mention

Debra Paulson (The Prunes)

Middle Grade Novel


Elizabeth Donnelly (The Doll Thief)

Honorable Mention

Kimberly Behre Kenna (Art & War)


Andrea Braun Byrne (On the Edge of Glory)

Laura Jackson (Gerda and the Witch's Baby)

Debra Paulson (Entanglement)

Paula McLaughlin (Sydney Parks & the Bayab Tree)

Young adult novel


Katie Tietjen (In a Nutshell: The Case of the Woodmans' Shack)


Ginger Merante (Eve of Night)

Debbie McGinley (Unparalleled)

Molly Reiniger (Kidnap, ME)

Illustrator Portfolio

No Finalists Named

Awards Reception

The awards celebration is May 22 at 7 pm. Light refreshments will be offered at the reception following the presentation of awards. Due to restorations at the Blackstone Library, we will be in the auditorium of the Evergreen Woods retirement community in North Branford, tucked away just north of Route 1, at 88 Notch Hill Road


Entrances can be found both on Route 1 and on Route 22. There should be signage to direct you to the event. Look for the central portico and red brick buildings, where the auditorium is located. The yellow buildings are, in general, the residences. There is parking both at the front and at the back of that central building. At the front of the building, there is a reception desk; if signage is poor, please stop there for directions to the auditorium.






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The Daniel E. Offutt, III Charitable Trust 


725 Boston Post Road,

Guilford, CT 06437



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