The childrens’ book Giant Squid: Searching for a Sea Monster, written by Mary Cerullo and Clyde Roper, IZ Zoologist Emeritus, has garnered several major awards and recognition from literary reviewers.
It is among a very select group of 10 titles nominated on the Washington Library Media Association’s Non-Fiction and Informational Text Award reading list for students in grades 2-6, who will vote for their favorite book next spring. Likewise, Giant Squid has been selected as one of the nominees for the 2013-14 Maine Student Book Award, which will be voted on next spring by Maine students in grades 4-8.
The 48-page book, published in 2012, has also received a 2013 Gelett Burgess Award, which honors family-friendly books which stimulate children’s imagination and creativity. It has received a very positive review from Science Books and Films and is recommended by Library Media Connection, which points out “the colorful layout, extraordinary photographs, fascinating facts and detailed diagrams [that] will inspire students to ask even more questions and perhaps emulate the dedicated scientists who solve mysteries…”
Kudos to Clyde!