The Awesome Animals series by Kelly Tills takes gold for Best Picture Book Series at the 2022 Moonbeam Awards.
STEM books for kids are a serious topic, but Oakland author Kelly Tills' silly approach for preschoolers is attracting attention. An early participant in the Great Resignation, Tills left a cushy Silicon Valley career to launch a small press in July 2021. Tills' first book, Snakes Have No Legs, was released two months later, kicking off the Awesome Animals series.
The series, which also includes Geckos Don't Blink, Turtles Have Secret Ears, and Cows Have No Top Teeth, was awarded the 2022 Best Picture Book Gold Medal in the annual Moonbeam Children's Book Awards.