Hi friends,
The Chickadee Award committee is proud to announce the winner of the 2023
contest is *Chez Bob* by Bob Shea, with 7180 votes. Congratulations!

We would like to thank all of our participating schools and libraries. We
had 23,499 votes cast this year! We are in the process of reading your
comments and suggestions submitted with the ballots, and want you to know
we appreciate your input.

Here are the vote totals for all the titles.

Chez Bob 7180

Negative Cat 4406

This Very Tree 3731

Clovis Keeps His Cool 2052

Lunch Every Day 1829

Amara and the bats 1481

When Langston Dances 1154

Someone Builds the Dream 752

First Blade of Sweetgrass 679

Kiyoshi’s Walk 235

We invite you to our website to see a sneak peek of next year's titles.

We will be represented at the Reading Round Up conference in Augusta on
April 27th. We will have next year's titles to browse, stickers and
t-shirts to purchase, and raffle prizes. Please stop by to say hello.

With gratitude for your participation,

Michelle, Teresa, Kathy, Lynn, Debbie, Gina, Mary, Claire, Jane, and Kelley