Glen Ellyn author wins gold medal at The BookFest Awards, Spring 2023

Glen Ellyn author Robin Currie is a winner of a Gold Medal at The BookFest Awards Spring 2023 "How to Dress a Dinosaur."

The book is honored in the board book category. The BookFest honors authors who create outstanding works of fiction and nonfiction. The BookFest's dedication to honoring authors is rooted in a belief in the transformative power of literature and a desire to support and celebrate those who create it.

Desireé Duffy, founder of The BookFest, says, "It is important to recognize authors for the role they play in creating and sharing stories that entertain, educate, and inspire readers. Books transport us to new worlds, broaden perspectives, and foster empathy. As the founder of The BookFest, I believe that by saluting authors and their literary achievements we elevate the importance of literature in our society."

Robin Currie says, "Being a winner of a BookFest Award is an honor for myself, the illustrator Alycia Pace and our publisher, familius. 'How to Dress a Dinosaur' has also won: 2022 Moonbeam, Firebird, Purple Dragonfly Awards; 2023 Feathered Quill, PenCraft (winter), Bookfest (spring) Awards. That is pretty exciting for a book with only 181 words!"

Multi-award winner author Robin Currie learned story sharing by sitting on the floor. At libraries and churches in the Chicago area she has engaged children and their parents with stories full of noise, action, and energy. A professional librarian and ordained minister, Robin has sold 1.7 million copies of her books and writes stories to read and read again!

For more information about The BookFest Awards and to see the list of winners, please visit the Awards Page on The BookFest website.

To watch the Salute to The BookFest Award winners video montage, or to see recordings of The BookFest videos, please visit the Programming page of The BookFest website.

The BookFest is the leader in virtual literary events and produces vital conversations on the world's stage for those who love to read, and those who love to write. It launched May 2020 at a time when lockdown forced many live events to be cancelled. Free to attend, the biannual event happens in the spring and fall, and streams panel discussions, conversations, and live interactive sessions. As an award winner, The BookFest has recognitions from the Webby Awards with a nomination in 2021, a gold award from the Muse Creative Awards in 2020, and a silver award from the w3 Awards in 2020. The BookFest is presented by Books That Make You and produced by Black Château Enterprises. The BookFest is a registered trademark of Desireé Duffy, who is the founder of all three. For more information, visit The

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