2012 Lupine Award

The Lupine Award is presented annually by the Youth Services Section of the Maine Library Association and is designed to honor a living author or illustrator who is a resident of Maine,  or who has created a work whose focus is Maine as shown through the work’s characterization, plot or setting. In granting this award, members of the Lupine Award committee seek to encourage the reading, writing, and appreciation of children’s books and to foster pride in the State of Maine. Miss Rumphius, by beloved Maine author and artist Barbara Cooney, was the inspiration for the Lupine Award. This year’s Lupine Award Winners are:
Picture Book Winner – Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller, by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Matt Tavares


Picture Book Honor – Eggs 1,2,3: Who Will the Babies Be? by Janet Halfmann, illustrated by Betsy Thompson


Juvenile / Young Adult Winner – The Good Braider by  Terry Farish


Young Adult Honor – Giant Squid: Searching for a Sea Monster by Mary Cerullo & Clyde Roper

About Graves Library

I am a public library located in southern Maine. I am open 42 hours per week and serve over 6,000 patrons. The Library collaborates with others to meet the needs of the entire community for education, information, recreation, and communication. Residents of the towns of Kennebunkport, Kennebunk, Cape Porpoise, Wells, or Arundel, Maine (including general area) are welcome to a free Library Card. Non-Residents are also welcome to a temporary card for a fee of $20.00 (deposit). At the end of the stay, the non-resident may request their deposit be returned as long as the account is clear of any fines and all materials have been safely returned to the Library.
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