MADELINE FINN AND THE LIBRARY DOG is the 2017 CBC Children's Choice Award Winner in the K - 2 Book of the Year category.
Madeline Finn comes straight from the heart.
I am continually inspired by these amazing Therapy Dogs and their handlers. They let me tag along for the better part of a year where I witnessed one magical moment after the next. Many of the dogs featured in the book are former shelter dogs, now living a new life helping children, and I'm proud to say this book continues to raise money for these wonderful programs.
Everyone knows dogs are masters at unconditional love. When a child senses they are accepted exactly as they are, their fears drop away. Doors open. It’s tough to put into words the beautiful bond between the animals and children. I hope this story shares a little bit of that magic.
MADELINE FINN AND THE LIBRARY DOG is a 2016 Parent's Choice Award Recommended book, a 2017 Children's Book Council Children's Choice Award Winner, and has been translated into 21 languages. Lisa Papp won the 2012 Storytelling Award, and a 2011 NAPPA Honor Award for The Town that Fooled the British, illustrated by her husband, Robert. Some of her favorite writers are L.M. Montgomery, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Sally Gardner. Illustrators she adores are Lisbeth Zwerger, Rien Poortvliet, and, of course, Robert Papp. She and her husband live in eastern Pennsylvania with their three wildly creative cats.
Lisa Papp is the author of books: Madeline Finn and the Library Dog, Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog, The Town That Fooled the British: A War of 1812 Story, The Battles, Chlo? Et Les Animaux Du Refuge, Annika und der Lesehund, Meet Caroline (American Girls: Caroline, #1), Caroline's Secret Message (American Girls: Caroline, #2), Caroline's Battle (American Girls: Caroline, #5), A Surprise for Caroline (American Girls: Caroline, #3)