Gelett Burgess Award

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The Gelett Burgess Center for Creative Expression honors excellence in family-friendly products and services. Annually, the prestigious Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award is granted to children’s books in 30 categories. Additionally, an annual review process recognizes the authors, inventors, companies and organizations who raise the standard of quality in products and services designed for children and families. Additional Grants and Awards are made available to the organizations and individuals who make a difference in books and media targeting children and families.

Weird Portland United
06/26/2019

Weird Portland United

We're giving away a free pair of tickets to hang out with Moshow the Cat Rapper and The Unipiper at this weekend's Weird Homes Tour of Portland! Just head over to our instagram page for a chance to win! Grab your tickets now at the link below.

So true!
03/04/2018

So true!

What was your favorite book when you were growing up?

How many books were under your tree this year? Reading is a gift but receiving books to read, well thats just pure delig...
01/05/2018

How many books were under your tree this year? Reading is a gift but receiving books to read, well thats just pure delight!!!

Happy New Years from all of us to all of you! May 2018 be filled with wonderful books, happy & healthy families and love...
12/31/2017

Happy New Years from all of us to all of you! May 2018 be filled with wonderful books, happy & healthy families and love!

Happy Holidays Everyone! What could be a better gift than to give the gift of reading? Books are the perfect gift, they ...
12/19/2017

Happy Holidays Everyone! What could be a better gift than to give the gift of reading? Books are the perfect gift, they entertain us as well as inspire and energize our imaginations! So if you're needing ideas click the link to Gelett Burgess Center and check out our list of last years winning books, they're sure to make wonderful gifts! http://bit.ly/2BN5JEe

11/13/2017

Thank you for your submissions during the 2017 award season. Our advisory panel is reviewing all of the entries, and we will make an announcement shortly.

Sandra Boynton
03/02/2017

Sandra Boynton

March 2 is READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY. What an excellent idea for ages 0 to 6,004,183.

What a wonderful gift! Thank You!
03/01/2017
Reading Rainbow

What a wonderful gift! Thank You!

The Obamas are also donating 1 million books to our friends at First Book!

Happy BirthdayLeVar Burton A real champion for children and reading! Thanks for your commitment and inspiration.
02/18/2017
Reading Rainbow

Happy BirthdayLeVar Burton A real champion for children and reading! Thanks for your commitment and inspiration.

Happy 60th Birthday to our fearless Commander-In-Chief, LeVar Burton! 🎂

Getting kids to read is offering them a lifetime of entertainment and knowledge! #NationalReadingDay Reading Rainbow
01/23/2017
Reading Rainbow

Getting kids to read is offering them a lifetime of entertainment and knowledge! #NationalReadingDay Reading Rainbow

“No matter what you hope for your child, or what they hope for themself, there's no better thing you can impart than a love of reading.”

#NationalReadingDay

“A Pocket Full of Prairie” Nature is such a amazing part of our existence but what do we really know about it. Children ...
12/30/2016

“A Pocket Full of Prairie” Nature is such a amazing part of our existence but what do we really know about it. Children will love learning about the way a prairie comes alive with this well written story. The illustrations alone will have them looking through this book over and over! Author: Phyllis Root
Illustrator:Betsy Bowen Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press #GelettBurgessAward

"Alice's Adventures In Wonderland"This is a book every Alice Fan should have for their collection! Commemorating the 150...
12/29/2016

"Alice's Adventures In Wonderland"
This is a book every Alice Fan should have for their collection! Commemorating the 150th anniversary of one of the most beloved classics of children’s literature, this illustrated edition presents Alice like you’ve never seen her before. Author:Lewis Carroll
Illustrator: Salvador Dali
Publisher:Princeton University Press; 150th Anniversary edition

"Ostynn the Ostritch and the Fantasy of Flight" We love this story, it's so full of inspiration and hope! Playfully writ...
12/28/2016

"Ostynn the Ostritch and the Fantasy of Flight" We love this story, it's so full of inspiration and hope! Playfully written with lots of colorful art! Kids will love Ostynn and his dream of flying! Author: Kermit Weeks

“Sophie and Jack: A Pirate Adventure”This is a story kids will love! It's a big sea adventure with fun characters and pi...
12/23/2016

“Sophie and Jack: A Pirate Adventure”
This is a story kids will love! It's a big sea adventure with fun characters and pirates! Cleverly written and beautifully illustrated to keep the reader engaged!. Authors: Fran Pelham and Bernadette Balcer Illustrator: Kathryn Sheridan Publisher: Archway Publishing
#GelettBurgessAward

“What Does It Mean to be Kind?”  In a chilly world its always nice to see when an act of Kindness brings someone joy and...
12/20/2016

“What Does It Mean to be Kind?” In a chilly world its always nice to see when an act of Kindness brings someone joy and hope. Delightfully written and illustrated, the reader will be inspired to get out and start spreading their own bit of kindness! Sweet! Author: Rana DiOrio Illustrator: @Stephane Jorisch
Publisher: Little Pickle Press #GelettBurgessAward

12/19/2016

There are books about Art and there are books that are Art . “Freedom Trail Pop Up Book of Boston” combines Art and History into one awesome book! Take a stroll through Boston’s amazing historical buildings pop-up style! Author: Denise D. Price Publisher: @WhiteDharm LTD #GelettBurgessAward

“The Tales of Arilland”  A collection of fairytales and folklore that may have the young reader looking at the fairytale...
12/18/2016

“The Tales of Arilland” A collection of fairytales and folklore that may have the young reader looking at the fairytales they know and love a little bit differently. Intriguing and captivating! NYT Bestselling Author Alethea Kontis #GelettBurgessAward

“Runaway Smile” When you can’t find your smile nothing seems to be right! A darling bedtime story that may make the list...
12/17/2016

“Runaway Smile” When you can’t find your smile nothing seems to be right! A darling bedtime story that may make the listener think about their own smile in a new way. Delightful! Author: Nicholas C. Rossis Illustrator: Dimitris Fousekis' fan page
Editor: @Lorelei Logsdon #GeletteBurgessAward

“The Stumpers” Who can resist this little family of woodland dwellers! Adorable and entertaining, sure to be a story tha...
12/16/2016

“The Stumpers” Who can resist this little family of woodland dwellers! Adorable and entertaining, sure to be a story that a young reader will enjoy! Author & Illustrator: @Karima Cammell
@Dromedary Press #GelettBurgessAward

“Harry Potter and the Art of Spying”  Everything you could ever want to learn to do with Spying and gathering intelligen...
12/15/2016

“Harry Potter and the Art of Spying” Everything you could ever want to learn to do with Spying and gathering intelligence information, highly entertaining! This is a must have reference book for all the Harry Potter fans out there! Author: @Lynn Boughey, @Peter Earnest
Wise Ink Creative Publishing #GelettBurgessAwards

“Gifts From the Enemy” tells the story of a Holocaust survivor that receives a big gift, the gift of human kindness. Tou...
12/14/2016

“Gifts From the Enemy” tells the story of a Holocaust survivor that receives a big gift, the gift of human kindness. Touching story that engages the reader. Author: Trudy Ludwig Illustrator: Craig Orback Illustration WHITE CLOUD PRESS #GelettBurgessAward

“Nanny and Me” Caretakers and Nanny’s have a big job helping to raise our children. This is a heartwarming story about t...
12/13/2016

“Nanny and Me” Caretakers and Nanny’s have a big job helping to raise our children. This is a heartwarming story about the relationships and bonding that children have with with them. Author: Florence Ann Romano - "The Windy City Nanny" Publisher: Mascot Books

“The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman"A coming of age story that will have science fiction fans hooked right from ...
12/12/2016

“The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman"
A coming of age story that will have science fiction fans hooked right from page one. Moojie seems to have everything against him but his unusual friendships show that anything is possible. Author: Robin Gregory
Publisher: @Mad Mystical Journey Press #GelettBurgessAward

“The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm” Children will love this engaging story of expressing feelings and worries. Each page f...
12/07/2016

“The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm” Children will love this engaging story of expressing feelings and worries. Each page filled with brilliantly colored illustrations and rhythmic text, its sure to be read time and time again! Author: LeVar Burton, #SusanSchaeferBernardo Illustrator: #CourtenayFletcher Reading Rainbow #GelettBurgessAward

“Bounce Back: How to be a Resilient Kid”  Difficult situations happen to all of us but how we “Bounce Back” is as indivi...
12/06/2016

“Bounce Back: How to be a Resilient Kid” Difficult situations happen to all of us but how we “Bounce Back” is as individual as each situation is unique. An important book on resilience that provides ideas and strategies kids can use to find ways of coping,. Author: @Wendy L. Moss PhD Publisher: Magination Press #GelettBurgessAwards

“Seaver the Weaver” The reader will be cheering for Seaver as he weaves webs inspired by the stars regardless of the oth...
12/05/2016

“Seaver the Weaver” The reader will be cheering for Seaver as he weaves webs inspired by the stars regardless of the other spiders plea that he weave as they always have. Cleverly written with vivid illustrations! : Author Reading and Signing with Paul Czajak Illustrator: The Brothers Hilts Mighty Kids Media #GelettBurgessAwards

Holiday gift giving is upon us and what better gift to give than the gift of reading! Find some great gift ideas from ou...
12/05/2016

Holiday gift giving is upon us and what better gift to give than the gift of reading! Find some great gift ideas from our list of Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award Winners http://www.gelettburgesscenter.com #GelettBurgessAwards

Being courteous is a learned action and a necessary skill for everyone. “I Can't Find My Manners” is a wonderful storybo...
12/02/2016

Being courteous is a learned action and a necessary skill for everyone. “I Can't Find My Manners” is a wonderful storybook that helps a young child understand the importance of manners through simple text, positive actions and colorful pictures. Author: Gail Reed Publisher: Archway Publishing #GelettBurgessAward

We’re really excited by all the entries and interest in the 2016 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award! We do however wan...
12/02/2016

We’re really excited by all the entries and interest in the 2016 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award! We do however want to remind everyone that the deadline for submissions is December 11, 2016. You can find entry information @ http://www.gelettburgesscenter.com #GelettBurgessAward

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