Chickadee Award

Dike Newell School students recently voted for the Chickadee Award. The Chickadee Award: A Maine Children’s Choice Picture Book Project is a picture book award program for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. This award is in its fifteenth year, and is given annually to one of ten picture books nominated by a committee of teachers, librarians, and early literacy professionals, with the winner chosen by Maine school children. The purpose of this award is to encourage children to develop an appreciation for excellence in writing and illustration that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

The winner for Dike Newell School is Ninita's Big World: The True Story of a Deaf Pygmy Marmoset, written by Sarah Glenn Marsh, illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman. The Cool Bean, written by Jory John and illustrated by Pete Oswald took second place. Home in the Woods, written and illustrated by Eliza Wheeler, was in third place. Students will be participating in Chickadee Award Jeopardy and Chickadee Award Memory this week during their library classes.

To view voting results for the whole state or to learn more about the Chickadee Award, please visit: