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Presented by Emporia State University

Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award

open book and a stalk of wheat

Established in 1996 by the Kansas Reading Association, but now a state-wide award presented by Emporia State University, this award recognizes outstanding authors and illustrators as well as honors the memory of Kansas native, Bill Martin Jr., author of such classics as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

2020 Winner

For a complete list of previous winners (1996-2019), please visit the award page. Check Search It to see if we have a specific title.