Nominees for the 2016–2017
ORA Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award

Dolphin Baby

DOLPHIN BABY!
by Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Jan Brita Granstrom
Candlewick Press
978-0763670481

www.nicola-davies.com
www.mickandbrita.com

Fandango Stew

FANDANGO STEW
by David Davis
Illustrated byBen Galbraith

Sterling Children's Books
978-1454916802

www.davidrdavis.com

www.bengalbraith.co.nz

Fox in Library

THE FOX IN THE LIBRARY
by Lorenz Pauli
Illustrated by Kathrin Scharer
North South
978-0735842137


On Beam of Light

ON A BEAM OF LIGHT: THE STORY OF ALBERT EINSTEIN
by
Jennifer Berne
Illustrated by
Madunur Radunsky
Chronicle Books
978-1452152110

www.jenniferberne.com

www.vladimirradunsky.com

Rock is Lively


A ROCK IS LIVELY

by Dianna Hutts Aston
Illustrated bySylvia Long
Chronicle Books

978-1452145555

www.diannahaston.com

www.sylvia-long.com


What is the ORA Patricia Gallagher Book Award?

The award is a children’s choice award founded in 1997. It is named for Patricia Gallagher, a retired Western Oregon professor of children’s literature who is a former president of ORA. It is the goal of the Oregon Reading Association, a professional organization of nearly 3,000 members, to promote literacy and a love of reading.

How are the books chosen?

A committee of ORA leaders, school librarians, public librarians, teachers, and school administrators review and select the books. The books must be readily available in paper, be no more than eight years old from the original copyright date (usually hardback), hold an innate appeal to children, have quality text and illustrations and work well as a read-aloud.

Who may vote?

Oregon school children of all ages.

When to vote?

Voting will occur between September, 2016 and April, 2017.
Votes must be reported by May 1, 2017

Where to vote?

Voting may take place in any participating classroom, school library, or public library in the state of Oregon.


Each child votes for an individual favorite. Votes should be tallied and totals sent to Mickie French: mickie.french@dsd2.org
Please include totals for all books and the school and grade level(s) of the voters.

To find out how to borrow a set of the five books for this year, email Priscilla Ing: priscilla.a.ing@gmail.com. You must have the Lane ESD Courier Service or make arrangements to pick them up.

A ballot with book images in color can be downloaded here:
color book cover ballot_3

THE VOTES ARE IN!

2016's Winner
with 2,639 Votes
out of a total of 9,690 Votes

seal
See What a Seal Can Do
Written by Chris Butterworth
Illustrated by Kate Nelms

To see images of all of the books nominated from 1998–2016
click here.

To see a list of all of the nominated books,
from 1998–2016, click here

Download a  grayscale voting ballot with book cover images which may be cut into thirds

The September 26th EERC Professional Development workshop will introduce the 2016-2017 Gallagher books

Check our calendar page to see the schedule of workshops

Email Judy Davies with questions about workshops: davies_j@4j.lane.edu