Joyce Sidman's collection of nature poems, "Dark Emperior & Other Poems of the Night," illustrated by Duluth printmaker Rick Allen, continues to rack up the awards.
The picture book was named a Newbery Honor Book earlier this year. And now it is also a Boston Globe-Horn Book Magazine honor book, as well. The Horn Book awards date back to 1967, honoring excellence in children's fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.
"Dark Emperor," profiled here in a Star Tribune story by Kim Ode, has racked up a long list of other awards:
- 2011 - NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book
- 2011 -- Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor
- 2011 -- CCBC Choices
- 2011 -- NCTE Notable Children's Trade Book in the Language Arts
- 2011 -- Newbery Honor Book
- 2011 -- New York Times Bestseller
- 2011 -- ALA Notable Children's Book
- 2011 -- Horn Book Fanfare Selection
- 2010 -- Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year
- 2010 -- Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book
- 2010 -- Chicago Public Library Best Book Of The Year
- 2010 -- Booklist Editor's Choice