Vulture Verses wins 2014 EUREKA! Nonfiction Children’s Book Honor Award

We are happy to announce that Vulture Verses: Love Poems for the Unloved has won the California Reading Association’s 2014 EUREKA! Nonfiction Children’s Book Honor Award.  The Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Awards highlight outstanding nonfiction to help teachers, librarians, and parents to pick for their students and children.
Currently, author Diane Lang is working on Fur, Feather, Fin: All of Us Are Kin to be published by Beach Lane Books and Lauren (Lauren Gallegos Illustration) has already illustrated twelve books only five years after her college graduation! So, we can expect many more awards and accolades to come for these two talented ladies.

Below is the full list of award winners in case you need help holiday shopping for your favorite little one.

  • Bone Collection:  Animals by Rob Scott Colson
  • Grandfather Gandhi by Anne Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus, illustrated by Evan Turk
  • Hidden Girl:  The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave by Shyima Hall and Lisa Wysocky
  • If…:  A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers by David J. Smith, illustrated by Steve Adams
  • Mogie:  The Heart of the House by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Marc Rosenthal
  • Mumbet’s Declaration of Independence by Gretchen Woelfe, illustrated by Alix Delinois
  • Separate is Never Equal:  Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Stubby the War Dog:  The True Story of World War I’s Bravest Dog by Ann Bausum


  • A World War II Timeline by Elizabeth Raum
  • Baseball Is… by Louise Borden, illustrated by Raul Colon
  • Batman Science by Tammy Enz and Agnieszka Biskup
  • Because They Marched:  The People’s Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America by Russell Freedman
  • Before the World Was Ready:  Stories of Daring Genius in Science by Claire Eamer, illustrated by Sa Boothroyd
  • Bugged:  How Insects Changed History by Sarah Albee, illustrated by Robert Leighton
  • Call of the Klondike:  A True Gold Rush Adventure by David Meissner and Kim Richardson
  • Dreaming in Indian:  Contemporary Native American Voices edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Leatherdale
  • Eye to Eye:  How Animals See The World by Steven Jenkins
  • Freedom Riders:  A Primary Source Exploration of the Struggle for Racial Justice by Heather E. Schwartz
  • Inspiring Stories of Sportsmanship by Brad Herzog
  • Hot Dog!  Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic by Leslie Kimmelman, illustrated by Victor Juhasz
  • It’s Raining! by Gail Gibbons
  • Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown, illustrated by Frank Morrison
  • Malcolm Little:  The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz, illustrated by AG Ford
  • Noodle Magic by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, illustrated by Meilo So
  • Phillip Reid Saves the Statue of Liberty by Steven Sellers Lapham and Eugene Walton, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
  • Pure Grit:  How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific by Mary Cronk Farrell
  • Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine by Gloria Whelan, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
  • Schools of Hope:  How Julius Rosenwald Helped Change African American Education by Norman H. Finkelstein
  • Searching for Sarah Rector:  The Richest Black Girl in America by Tonya Bolden
  • Strike! The Farm Worker’s Fight for Their Rights by Larry Dane Brimner
  • Summoning the Phoenix:  Poems and Prose about Chinese Musical Instruments by Emily Jiang, illustrated by April Chu
  • The Family Romanov:  Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming
  • The Girl from the Tar Paper School:  Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement by Teri Kanefield
  • The Griffin and the Dinosaur:  How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth and Science by Marc Aronson and Adrienne Mayor, illustrated by Chris Muller
  • The Kite That Bridged Two Nations:  Homan Walsh and the First Niagara Suspension Bridge by Alexis O’Neill, illustrated by Terry Widener
  • The Right Word:  Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
  • Vulture Verses:  Love Poems for the Unloved by Diane Lang, illustrated by Lauren Gallegos
  • Voices from the March on Washington by J. Patrick Lewis and George Ella Lyon
  • Weeds Find a Way by Cynthia Jenson-Elliot, illustrated by Carolyn Fisher
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