A huge congratulations to Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd! Their book, Sockeye Silver, Saltchuck Blue has won a Gold medal in the 2019 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards in the board books category. Sockeye Silver, Saltchuck Blue has been a perennial favourite on the BC bestseller list and the Canadian bestseller list since it came out in May 2019. The Moonbeam Children’s Awards are designed to bring increased recognition to exemplary children's books and their creators, and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading. Again, congratulations to these wonderful authors!
With vibrant illustrations and a glossy tactile finish, Sockeye Silver, Saltchuck Blue introduces babies and toddlers to a kaleidoscope of colours and the rhythm of changing seasons on the West Coast. This sturdy board book follows the shifting spectrum of the Pacific Northwest including the quiet grey rain of winter, the verdant growth of spring, the jewel red tones of tart summer huckleberries and the shimmering scales of a spawning sockeye salmon as it turns from silver to red in fall.