Chowder Rules! Earns Maine’s Lupine Honor Award!

Friends, I’ve got some good news to share and am ready to shout it from Mt. Katahdin to Kennebunkport! My latest book Chowder Rules! The True Story of an Epic Food Fight received Maine’s Lupine Honor Award! This is so special because the award is given by the Maine Library Association, what an unbelievable accolade! I mean if librarians pour over your book, analyze it page by page, and then compliment your work, friends… it’s hard to put into words how much that kind of recognition means to me!

Lupine Honor Award

Gorgeous Bespoke Lupine Honor Award Platter by Maine Artist Toby Rosenberg

This book was written as a love letter to my home state of Maine. It’s the true story of one man’s fight to keep tomatoes out of his clam chowder. The hilarious tale is gorgeously illustrated by New Hampshire illustrator Vita Lane

Chowder Rules Illustrator and author arrive to accept award

Author Anna Crowley Redding (L) and Illustrator Vita Lane (R) mask up and brave the rain to accept the Lupine Honor Award. Photo Credit: Aurora Hooper

For those of you who are sharing our book with young readers, would you like some activities to go with the book? We have a new Educator’s Guide that has activities appropriate for readers ages 3 – 12. From coloring pages, to word search, to writing prompts and multi-week library programs, we’ve got you covered! Click Here for our ChowderRules! Educator’ s Guide


And if you want a personalized signed copy of Chowder Rules!, please contact my amazing local indie bookstore PRINT: A Bookstore. This is how it works: You order the book, note personalization upon check out, I show up and sign it, and they pop it in the mail. Easy! You can also order wherever books are sold. Here’s a convenient link.

Thank you, friends, for sharing this exciting moment with me. 

Happy Reading!