Monthly Archives: December 2015

Wisconsin Author’s Book Gets National Attention

Best Picture Books of 2015

Best Non-Fiction
Water is Water by Miranda Paul, ill. Jason Chin (Macmillan)


Creative nonfiction at its best. Chin has a confident yet subtle style that brings to mind a modern day Norman Rockwell. Paired with Paul’s rhythmic text, this exploration of the water cycle will not only teach today’s children, but will also serve as a useful refresher for older readers as well.

Mianda’s Water is Water also made the Minnesota Public Radio’s list of best children’s books to give this year:

Miranda’s award-winning non-fiction picture book One Plastic Bag debuted in February of this year.   

See Council for Wisconsin Writers’ website at for more award-winning books and for entry forms for CWW’s annual writing contests. Entry deadline is Jan. 1, 2016.

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Writers’ Read Spreadsheet

Here’s a CWW Facebook page status update by CWW Board Member Rita Mae Reese, which might be of interest to readers of this blog:

“Howdy Wisconsin writers–if you’re ever looking for places to read, you’ll want to keep this spreadsheet handy. And a big thanks to Simeon Berry for creating and sharing it.”

(Here’s the link —

CWW’s annual awards program is accepting entries for its eight contests. Information and entry forms are here:


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