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2021-22 GRADE 1 GREAT BOOK AWARD WINNER!
"Can I Be Your Dog?"
Author- Troy Cummings
Illustrator- Troy Cummings
This prestigious book award is voted on by the Helen Street School 1st Graders based on criteria of creativity and craft by both the author & illustrator. This book was an overwhelming winner of total points cast across the 1st Grade. An excellent job by the 1st Grade Book Award Committee!!
2021-2022 KINDERCOTT BOOK AWARD WINNER!
"Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion." Illustrator- Alex T. Smith.
This prestigious book award is voted by the Helen Street School Kindergarteners as the best illustrations that are *Eye-Catching/Interesting & *Support the Story. Great Job, Kindergarten!!
New Kid by Jerry Craft is a home-run GRAPHIC NOVEL! The winner of the CT Nutmeg Award, Coretta Scott King Award, and the Newbery Award-- this book is in graphic novel form about an African-American Middle Schooler who loves to create graphic art works. His parents see it another way by sending him to a private school focusing only on academics. As one of a few kids of color, Jordan tries to navigate his new school. Jeff Kinney comments- "Funny, sharp and totally real! Jordan Banks is the kid everyone will be talking about!"