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Bill Martin Jr. Award

The Bill Martin Jr. Award Picture Book Award Winner for 2017 is Nerdy Birdy


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  • 2017 BMJ Award Winner: //Nerdy Birdy// by Aaron Reynolds


    We are excited to announce Nerdy Birdy as the winner of the 2017 Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award. Aaron Reynolds, the author of Nerdy Birdy, will accept the BMJ Award and speak at the Kansas Reading Association’s Annual Conference on October 30 in Topeka.

Below is the B&T order list for the 2017-18 Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award.