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Time of Wonder

Maine Discovery Museum gives its annual Time of Wonder Award to a book that "captures the sense of wonder and imagination of the most enduring children's literature."  In addition, the Time of Wonder Festival, a collaboration of Maine Discovery Museum and Raising Readers, takes place each spring. Raising Readers brings books to Maine's children from birth to age 5. 

Time of Wonder Award Recipients

2012
Lighthouse Christmas, written by Toni Buzzeo & illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

2011
A Sick Day for Amos McGee, written by Philip Stead & illustrated by Erin Stead

2010
The Lion and the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney

2009
Apples to Oregon, by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

2008
The Winter Visitors, written and illustrated by Karel Hayes

2007
Library Lion, by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

2006
The Hello, Goodbye Window, Story by Norton Juster, Pictures by Chris Raschka

2005
If Not for the Cat, Haikus by Jack Prelutsky, paintings by Ted Rand

2004
The Thanksgiving Door, written and illustrated by Debby Atwell

2003
Ruby Holler, by Sharon Creech
The Three Questions, retold and illustrated by Jon J. Muth

2002
The Other Side, by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis
  



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