I didn’t even know non-picture books could win this! (For the record, the cutoff date for publication was May 31st, so The Wonderland Alphabet: Alice’s Adventures Through the ABCs and What She Found There isn’t eligible until next year.)
From the website: The Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Awards advisory council looks for books that entertain and teach with an energetic and creative approach. The books the Center selects must stimulate the child’s imagination, as well as inspire them creatively. Advisory council members want to know a book will make an impact in a child’s life by helping them grow: socially, emotionally, ethically, intellectually, and physically.
40 books are given awards in 4 categories. Enchanted won for Middle Grade Fiction.
For those who are not aware, Gelett Burgess and the Goops Books were a TREMENDOUS influence on my reading, writing, and way of life. More on that later! In the meantime, go back and check out My 21 Most Influential Books to see what made this princess the writer she is today!