Sophie Blackall Illustration

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

And the Winners are...

Congratulations to the following schools, which will each receive a set of ten picture books!
AB Combs Elementary, Raleigh NC
Arcadia Local Schools, Arcadia OH
Aurora School, Oakland CA
Chamberlin School South, Burlington VT
Community Academy of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA
Eagle Cliffs Elementary, Billings MT
East street Elementary School, Ludlow MA
Emiliano Zapata Academy, Chicago IL
Fred A. Toomer Elementary, Atlanta GA
George C. Weimer Elementary, Saint Bans, WV
Mackintosh Academy, Boulder, CO
Mt. Kisco Elementary School, Mt. Kisco, NY
Prince Edward County Elementary School, Farmville VA
P.S. 63, New York City NY
Scroggins Elementary School, Houston TX
Stephens Elementary, School, Rowlett TX
Walker Upper Elementary School, Charlottesville VA
West Birdville Elementary School, Fort Worth TX
West Mound Elementary School, Columbus OH
West Middle School, Grand Blanc, MI 

Thank you to all who bid, all who entered, all who tweeted and reposted and lent their support to this endeavor. In particular, Susannah Richards, John Schu, Donalyn Miller, Schwartz & Wade, Greenlight Bookstore, Emily Jenkins, my studio mates, John Bemelmans Marciano, Brian Floca, Edward Hemingway and Sergio Ruzzier, and Galatea, who made an excellent hatstand.

Winning librarians, we will work to gather your books and ship them out in the next two weeks.


Unknown said...

Hooray! We are so excited about receiving these amazing books at P.S. 63.

cschaefer at

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your generosity!

Anjie Trusty
Arcadia Elementary, Ohio

Reader Friend said...

Yay!!!!! This is such wonderful news!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!

Andrea Walkup said...

Wow, this is so exciting! Thank you Sophie and to everyone who bid for making it happen!

Andrea Benvenuto Walkup
Community Academy of Philadelphia
abenvenuto at

Unknown said...

Walker Upper Elementary is super excited to receive these books! You are so nice to do this for teachers and school libraries! Thank you!

Rebecca Flowers

KathleenGrupe said...


We were so excited to learn we won a set of the books and to get your wonderful note. We will be sure to pay it forward.

Kathy Grupe
West Birdville Elementary

Unknown said...

My middle schoolers and I are doing a dance of joy about the books! We're so thankful. And that card?! We seriously devoted minutes talking about the quality of the paper and the kindness inside. Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts.

Unknown said...

Dear Sophie,
Thank you so much for my surprising and delightful note from you this morning. We are very very grateful. Our students love picture books and I am always sharing them with students, teachers and families. These will be wonderful additions to our collection and wonderful for our entire school community. I feel so book blessed! Your generosity is so appreciated and we will send you photos and also maybe can Skype to thank you personally. I would love that.
Cally Flickinger
Chamberlin School
South Burlington, Vermont

Anonymous said...

Wow, I got your note in my mailbox today! I am so excited and thrilled with your generosity.
I am going to be at the Virginia Children's Book Festival on Friday with my school. I am looking forward to meeting you
and thanking you in person! Our students will be so happy when I share this good news with them.