After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat (Roaring Brook Press) has won the second annual Anna Dewdney Read Together Award.
Sponsored by Penguin Young Readers, the Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader, the award is for "a picture book that is both a superb read-aloud and also sparks compassion, empathy, and connection. The award commemorates the life and work of author/illustrator Anna Dewdney, and celebrates her commitment to reading with young children and putting books into as many little hands as possible."
The award comes with a prize of $1,000, given by the Children's Book Council, while Penguin will purchase and donate 250 copies of After the Fall to a school, library, or literacy organization of Santat's choice.
Santa will receive the award at an event at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena, Calif., tomorrow, Saturday, May 5, that is part of the 99th annual Children's Book Week.