Texas Golden Spur Award
The Little Prairie Hen by College
Station author Debbie Leland has won the 2005 Texas Golden Spur Award for Children's
Literature, an annual award by the Texas State Reading Association. The award
has been established to honor the authors of children's literature who reside
in Texas. Other criteria includes a publication date of within five years and
nominations based on literary merit. To learn more about this award, visit www.tsra.us.
The runners-up were: Alley Cat's Meow by College Station
author, Kathi Appelt; Bluebonnet at the Marshall Train Depot
by Carrollton author, Mary Brooke Casad; Plaidypus Lost
by Fort Worth author, Susan Stevens Crummel; Jazz Cats
by San Antonio author, David R. Davis; and Eric and the Enchanted
Leaf: The First Adventure by Houston author, Deborah Frontiera.