I received very nice news this week. Town is by the Sea is shortlisted for the 2018 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award. It is an honour to be shortlisted for this award, alongside four other excellent picture books. A very interesting feature of this award is that the jury is made up of five kids in grades 3 and 4. They will discuss the books and decide on the winner. What a wonderful way to engage young students in developing a critical lens when approaching their reading material. Thank you to the Ontario Arts Foundation for this lovely nomination.