Award Eligibility and Submission Information
Any picture book for young children (birth through age seven) originally written in English and published by a U.S. or Canadian publisher in 2023 is eligible for consideration for the 2024 Zolotow Award. The book may be fiction, nonfiction or folklore, as long as it is presented in picture book form for children in the birth through age seven range. Translated books, poetry collections, and easy readers are not eligible.
“Published” refers to a physical, printed book. Books published only as e-books/digital books are not eligible as there is not currently a standard, accessible platform for all e-books freely available. (PDFs of e-books do not qualify as print publishing.)
“U.S. or Canadian publisher” means the publisher must have editorial offices in the United States or Canada.
Contact CCBC librarian Madeline Tyner, chair of the 2024 Charlotte Zolotow Award Committee, for names and addresses of the five 2024 committee members.
If you do not wish to submit individual copies to the entire committee, you may submit a single copy to the attention of chair Madeline Tyner at the address below:
Madeline Tyner, Chair
2024 Charlotte Zolotow Award / CCBC
225 N. Mills Street, Room 401
Madison, WI 53706
The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2023. The winner, honor books and highly commended books will be announced in mid-January, 2024.