Hollins University to Establish the Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children's Literature
Children’s book publishers will submit their nominations for the award. From this pool, a panel of three judges (picture book authors themselves) will select a winner.
Winners will receive a $1,000 cash prize, drawn from an endowed fund created by James Rockefeller, Brown’s fiancée at the time of her death. Recipients will also receive an engraved bronze medal, and be invited to accept the award in conjunction with an on-campus reading during the summer session of the university’s graduate program in children’s literature. (Publishers Weekly)