FuseEight's "Best of Fictionalized Nonfiction" list for 2018 includes BOATS ON THE BAY and two other Cameron + Company book! I'm very honored that BOATS is on the list created by Betsy Bird, uber-librarian in School Librarian Journal :
"The younger you get in terms of reading levels, the more difficult it can be to ascertain whether or not a book is actually meant for the picture book or in the nonfiction section of your library. Take Boats on the Bay. The mere fact that it’s so beautiful might cause one to feel that it’s a picture book, but that’s your fiction-lovin prejudice at work, my friend. I was surprised by how factual this little book turned out to be, in terms of all things nautical. PW called it a “catalog of vessels”. Darn tooting."
I'm very much looking forward to reading BOATS ON THE BAY, along with sharing some boat songs, with the children at the wonderful Corte Madera library tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. I've had the privilege to share my other books there in the past, and it's always such a delight to be there.
I'm greatly honored that BOATS ON THE BAY, along with Cameron Kids' LOS ANGELES is..., has been included on the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBAWI) Reading List 2018.This great list helps teachers and librarians locate stories on certain topics or find books from authors and illustrators in their area.