I think it’s fair to say that when it comes to winning writing contests, author and educator Nicole Groeneweg definitely has the knack.
You may remember when I hooted about her team of first and second graders at Lane ES in Alexandria, Virginia, winning the Scholastic 2011 Kids Are Authors Grand Prize for Nonfiction for The Perfect Place for an Elf Owl.
Last year, Nicole’s charming story, One Word Pearl, won the NAESP’s Children’s Book of the Year Contest in the Picture Book category. The prize? A contract with Charlesbridge Publishing and an endorsement by the National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundation! WooHoo!
This past summer, One Word Pearl finally hit the streets with uber cool mixed media illustrations by Maine-based artist Hazel Mitchell. Here’s the skinny: