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Everything Naomi Loved Named one of the best PBs of 2020

Everything Naomi Loved is the first book I've ever co-authored. It was a great experience and resulted in something totally different from what I normally write, which is really refreshing. Now Betsy Bird, one of my favorite librarians, has named it one of the best picture books of 2020!

Fabled Life of Aesop Wins American Folklore Society's Aesop Award!

I am very (very!) proud to announce that my book, The Fabled Life of Aesop, has been awarded the American Folklore Society's Aesop Award, for excellence in children's literature in 2020. Here's their announcement:

The Fabled life of Aesop, Pamela Zagarenski, Kirkus

Kirkus Starred Review For Aesop!

From Kikus:

"Messages both overt and hidden in the life and preserved wisdom of an enslaved storyteller.

Award Round-up for First Dinosaur

Hello All!

It's been awhile since I've posted here, but I needed to share some very nice things have been said (and been awarded) to my book, The First Dinosaur. Just in the last month, it was named :

Call all STEM educators! Curriculum guide for One Day A Dot

Hey Teachers!

With the help of several educators who have years of experience teaching STEM, I've finally put together a curriculum guide for One Day A Dot. You can find the PDF at the bottom of this link.