Award Winners


EDWARD GETS MESSY wins first Anna Dewdney Read Together Award

Penguin Young Readers, the Children’s Book Council, and Every Child a Reader are proud to announce that EDWARD GETS MESSY, written by Brooklyn librarian Rita Meade; illustrated by Olga Stern (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) is the winner of the first Anna Dewdney Read Together Award. Rita Meade is a public librarian who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Rita is a contributing editor for and formerly hosted the Dear Book Nerd podcast, a bi-weekly bookish…