children’s author and teller of stories
Published by four publishers, Shutta’s presentations are funny and informative as she presents an inside look at what’s happening in the world of children’s book publishing.
Listed: Bank Str. College’s Best Children’s Books of the Year & short listed for the Black Eyed Susan Award list.
Canada’s juried: Our Choice, 2002.
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum, 2003 & Bank Street College: Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Books of the Year.
Listed: Chocolate Lily Award, 2005 & Canada’s juried: Our Choice, 2003, 2005.
Listed: Great Lakes, Great Books Award, 2005.
New York Pub. Lib.: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2003 & VOYA: Top Shelf Books for Middle School Readers, 2004. Short listed: Ky. Bluegrass Award, 2005 & South Carolina Junior Book Award, 2006. Starred review: School Library Journal.
Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2005 & Short listed: Georgia Picture Storybook Award, 2009.
Chicago Public Library: Best of the Best, 2005. Children’s Choices winner, 2006. Short listed: Young Hoosier Award, 2008.
Nominated for a Cybil Award, 2008. Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2008. Chosen: representing the State of Kentucky at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., 2009.
Starred reviews: Horn Book Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal and the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books.
“Shutta’s passion . . . and delightful sense of humor and style are gifts she brings as a keynote speaker or workshop leader.”
Laura Raynor, Librarian
Ann Arbor Dist. Lib. and National Storyteller of the Year, 1997
“I always learn from Shutta’s talks. She freely shares her expertise . . . and her warm personality makes her a delightful speaker.”
Ann Finkelstein, Ph.D.
Co-Regional Advisor, Soc. of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Mich. Chapter