OPP Nominated for Black-Eyed Susan Award by Maryland Association of School Libraries

I’m honored that One Proud Penny is on this wonderful list:

2018-2019 Picture Books

Barnes, Derrick D – Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Cousteau, Philippe – Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids,
and a Hundred Sea Turtles
Daywalt, Drew – The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
Haring, Kay – Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing
John, Jory – The Bad Seed
Maloney, Brenna – Philomena’s New Glasses
Mosca, Julia Finley – The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin
Murray, Carol – Cricket in the Thicket: Poems About Bugs
Petty, Dev – Claymates
Reynolds, Aaron – Nerdy Birdy
Santat, Dan – After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again
Siegel, Randy – One Proud Penny
Sima, Jessie – Not Quite Narwhal
Verde, Susan – I am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness
Yousafzai, Malala – Malala’s Magic Pencil


“Who knew the life of a penny could be so exciting? Born in 1983, our copper (well, zinc and copper as we find out) narrator travels everywhere from New York City to Portland, Oregon, to Puerto Rico describing in colorful detail his many adventures along the way. Randy Siegel's quirky, informative text mixed with Serge Bloch's spare but exuberant illustrations (which make use of real pennies) make this book a must-have for lovers of American history or just a good story. A Neal Porter Book.”