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Denise Johnson

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I am a professor of children's literature and literacy methods courses at The College of William & Mary. I enjoy reading, writing, and talking about books with children, teachers and anyone who will listen (so please, share your thoughts with me!)

The 2014 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for promoting and recognizing excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children goes to:

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin written by Jennifer Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet (click here to find the book at your local library).

 Honors go to:

Locomotive by Brian Floca The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos by Debor...
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The Joy of Children's Liter...

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“Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion.”
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“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
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“Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you'll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding.”
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