Washington County Free Library has announced the winners of the 2012 Easy Picture Book Writing Contest.
The first-place winner in each division receives a certificate of recognition and a hardbound edition of his/her book.
A copy of each winning entry will also be placed in the library’s collection.
First-place winners include Amy Hatcher (grades two to three) who wrote “The Happy Little Doll”; Rebecca Stell (grades four to five) author of “The Boy Who Cried Gum-Drop”; Quinn Wandalowski (grades six to eight) for the book “Runner”; Julianna and Clara Jenkins (grades nine to 12) for their book “Bananas Don’t Cry”; and Mary Thayer Haugen (adult division) who wrote “Tippy Toe Tilly.”
The library also recognizes second- and third-place winners.
These winners receive certificates of recognition and a gift certificate to a local bookstore. Second-place winners include Lillian Merrell (grades two to three) who wrote “Susie and Lucy: The Twin Kittens”; Stephanie O. Vicarte (grades four to five) author of “Mistake”; Hazel Wechsler (grades six to eight) for her book “The Careless Month”; Janai Heise (grades nine to 12) for her book “The Story of the Mantis Case”; and Robin Vance (adult division) for her book, “The Sound of Ricky Rooster.”