Because we are living in the future, I learned via Twitter that STRICTLY NO ELEPHANTS is the recipient of an NCTE 2016 Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children, Honorable Mention!

The NCTE Charlotte Huck Award recognizes fiction that has the potential to transform children’s lives by inviting compassion, imagination, and wonder. The award honors the work of educator Charlotte Huck, who led children’s-literature studies at Ohio State University from the mid-1950s to 1986, championing the classroom use of storybooks to teach reading and language arts.

Also, to my glee, translation rights have sold to France, Japan, and Taiwan.