• Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards

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  • Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards

    Introduction

    The Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards program supports two awards:

    • Comstock Read Aloud Book Award, an annual award for the best read aloud picture book for older children (ages 9-12). This award is named for the Comstock Family, an important pioneer family in Moorhead, Minnesota.
    • Wanda Gág Read Aloud Book Award is an annual award for the best read aloud picture book for younger children (toddlers to age 8). This award is named for Wanda Gág, a children’s book author and illustrator and artist.

    These annual awards reflect the following goals:

    • Recognizing authors and illustrators of outstanding picture books to read aloud.
    • Promoting reading and reading aloud as lifelong activities.
    • Assisting anyone who reads to children with the selection of quality picture books.
    • Providing MSUM students with practice to improve reading aloud skills.
    • Offering children ample opportunities to listen and respond to quality literature.

    The Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards program is partially funded by a grant from the Solomon G. Comstock Memorial Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Wanda Gág Book Award Fund of the Minnesota State University Moorhead Alumni Foundation, Moorhead, Minnesota. For more information regarding donations to either of these book awards, contact Pam Werre. Donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.