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Announcing the 2020 Towner Award Nominees!



  • Avalanche Dog Heroes: Piper and Friends Learn to Search the Snow by Elizabeth Rusch (Sasquatch Books)
  • The Bee Book by Charlotte Milner (DK Children)
  • Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker (Henry Holt and Co.)
  • The Hen Who Sailed Around the World: A True Story by Guirec Soudée (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • Highest Mountain, Smallest Star: A Visual Compendium of Wonders by Kate Baker, illustrated by Page Tsou (Big Picture Press)
  • Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World by Susan Hood (HarperCollins)
  • Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot's World War II Story by Marc Tyler Nobleman, illustrated by Melissa Iwai (Clarion Books)
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, I Know Exactly What You Are by Julia Kregenow, illustrated by Carmen Saldaña (Sourcebooks Explore)
  • What Do They Do with All That Poo? by Jane Kurtz, illustrated by Allison Black (Beach Lane Books)
  • What's on Your Plate?: Exploring the World of Food by Whitney Stewart, illustrated by Christiane Engel (Sterling Children's Books)