Literature Awards for Wendie Old (and C.W. Bowie)

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BUSY FINGERS, Charlesbridge, 2003

under the pen name of C.W. Bowie, a pen name for three authors -- I’m the “W” part of the name.

  • 2004 Great Books Celebration, Committee's choice
  • 2005 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award, Gold Seal
  • ABC Best Books for Children
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TO FLY, THE STORY OF THE WRIGHT BROTHERS, Clarion, 2002

Featured in the basic list of suggested books for the Common Core Standards.

  • Boston Globe - Horn Book Honor Book - 2003
  • Orbis Pictus Honor book, 2003
  • ALA Notable Children’s Book 2003
  • BCCB -- Blue Ribbon List of Best Books of 2002
  • NCSS/CBC Notable Trade Book in Social Studies
  • NSTA-CBC -- Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
  • Invention Award Winner
  • Capitol Choices -- Best Books for Children 2002
  • South Carolina -- 2004-2005 Children's Book Award nominee
  • Michigan -- 2005 Great Lakes Great Books Award Nominee -- 2nd and 3rd grade
  • New Jersey: Garden State Children's Book Award Nominees: 2005,
  • Bank Street College of Education--Best Children's Books of the Year, 2003;
  • The Children's Literature Choice List, 2002;
  • School Library Journal Book Review Stars, October 2002
  • 2002 -- Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book – R-Star in Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books
  • 2003 -- Parent's Guide Children's Media Award
  • Featured as one of the top 5 books of the year on several lists.
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BUSY TOES, Charlesbridge, 1998

under the pen name of C.W. Bowie

  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award, Gold Seal

All of the following biographies earned the NCSS/CBC Notable Trade Book in Social Studies award:

  • Feb 27, 2019

    THE WRIGHT BROTHERS, INVENTORS OF THE AIRPLANE

    Enslow Publishers, 2000

  • Feb 27, 2019

    JAMES MONROE

    Enslow Publishers, 1998

  • Feb 27, 2019

    LOUIS ARMSTRONG, KING OF JAZZ

    Enslow Publishers, 1998

  • Feb 27, 2019

    THOMAS JEFFERSON

    Enslow Publishers, 1997

  • Feb 27, 2019

    GEORGE WASHINGTON

    Enslow Publishers, 1997

  • Feb 27, 2019

    DUKE ELLINGTON: GIANT OF JAZZ

    Enslow Publishers, 1996

  • Feb 27, 2019

    MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: FIGHTING FOR CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

    Enslow Publishers, 1995

Talent is way down on the list of things you need to write; it comes in a distant fourth, after persistence, motivation, and discipline. And the reason is that "talent" is as common as mud; what's rare is the motivation to sit down and actually do something with it, the discipline to do it regularly, and the persistence to stick with it until it's finished. I know oodles of extremely talented people who will never publish anything, because they won't ever sit down and actually *write* anything, much less finish it.

Patricia Wrede