The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library recently recognized Queen Anne author Katherine Schlick Noe with a Scandiuzzi Children’s Book Award for “Something to Hold,” as part of the 2012 Washington State Book Awards.
The book was honored in the Middle Grades and Young Adults (10- to 18-year-old readers) category.
The authors of the award-winning books, as well as the illustrator of the winning children’s picture book, will receive a $300 honorarium, thanks to the support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Eulalie and Carlo Scandiuzzi.
A party to celebrate the winners and finalists of the Washington State Book Awards will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 3, at Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. This event is open to the public and free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.
The jury for the adult awards included Karen Maeda Allman, bookseller and author events at The Elliott Bay Book Co.; Beth Blakesley, associate dean of libraries at Washington State University; Stesha Brandon, manager of public relations and events for University Book Store; Kevin Craft, executive editor of Poetry Northwest and chair of the English department at Everett Community College; and Paul Jensen, managing librarian of the Kingsgate Library in the King County Library System.
The jury for the Scandiuzzi Children’s Book Award included Tom Brown, librarian at Laurelhurst Elementary School; René Kirkpatrick, bookstore manager at Mockingbird Books in Green Lake; and Maren Ostergard, early literacy and children’s outreach librarian of the King County Library System.
This is the 45th year of the program, formerly called the Governor’s Writers Awards. A book award is given based on the strength of the publication’s literary merit, lasting importance and overall quality.