At the Children's Book & Author Breakfast at BookExpo, the Pannell Awards were presented to Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul, Minn. In addition to a cash prize of $1,000, the winning bookstores each received a signed piece of original art from a children's book illustrator. The artists who donated artwork this year were Bob Shea and Sophie Blackall.
Pictured: (l. to r.) Sally M. Kim of Callisto Media and WNBA Pannell Award co-chair; Jessica Wood of Northshire; Joan Trygg and Holly Weinkauf, both of Red Balloon Bookshop, holding illustration by Bob Shea; Bob Shea, author/illustrator of Splash, Crash, or Moo!; Nancy Scheemaker of Northshire, holding illustration by Sophie Blackall; Sophie Blackall, author/illustrator of Hello Lighthouse; Susan Knopf of Scout Books & Media and WNBA Pannell Award co-chair.