Samantha Vamos
Books

Awards & Reviews

Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book (2012 ALA Awards)
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ALSC 2012 Notable Children's Books Selection
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New York Public Library "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing" (2011)
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"2012 Texas 2x2 Reading List" - Texas Library Association
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2013 Monarch Award (Illinois' K-3 Readers' Choice Award)
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Fuse #8 Production "100 Magnificent Children's Books of 2011" Selection
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Read On Wisconsin 2011-2012 Booklist Selection
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Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2012
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Parents Magazine, (November 2011)
Thrive in 2025: Hit the Books!
There's no better way to bond with your kids than over books. We asked famous children's authors for advice on how to instill a love of reading as they grow.
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Writer's Digest, (October 15, 2011)
INTERVIEW: "7 THINGS I'VE LEARNED SO FAR," by Samantha Vamos
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The HappyNappyBookseller, (October 3, 2011)
"This story was as beautiful as I thought it would be.
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"It's Raining Books" - Northwest Bookfest 2011 (Sep 28, 2011)
Gal Time, Malia Karlinsky
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"The Family That Reads Together" - a Kid Lit Blog for Parents (Aug 19, 2011) Read the review

"Seven Impossible Things: Favorite Picture Books of 2011 (So Far....)" (Aug 12, 2011) Read the review

A Fuse #8 Production: "Review of the Day" - SLJ, (August 6, 2011)
"A winning combination of clever writing and striking art, this is one of a kind."
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Goodreads (August 04, 2011)
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Seattle Times (June 19, 2011)
"Summer reading: nature's delights, the nature of friendship and life lessons for children and teens" by Stephanie Dunnewind
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Morgan Hill Times (June 14, 2011)
This week's Reader presents the bilingual rhyming adventure of "The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred" by Samantha R. Vamos. Read the review

Georgetown Law Alumni Magazine (Res Ipsa Loquitur Spring/Summer 2011)
Page 65 "Alumni Authors"
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Saffron Tree, (June 10, 2011)
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GalTime (June 7, 2011)
Great Gals: Author Samantha Vamos
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Reading Rockets (June 2011)
"2011 Big Summer Read"
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Sonderbooks (May 30, 2011)
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The Joy of My Life, and other things (May 30, 2011)
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Chapter One Book Reviews (May 19, 2011)
Bilingual Anyone?
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Twenty by Jenny (May 13, 2011)
¬°Buen provecho!
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Reach & Teach (May 2011)
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Brimful Curiosities (May 2011)
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Waking Brain Cells (May 11, 2011)
"This is a fresh, fabulous cumulative tale that is made spicier and more interesting thanks to the Spanish sprinkled liberally throughout."
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Spider Magazine (May/June 2011)
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The Monitor (March 30, 2011)
'Authors motivate students' quest to read' by Neal Morton
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Imagination Soup (March 9, 2011)
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Seattle Times (March 7, 2011)
"lively and colorful tale"
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STARRED REVIEW - School Library Journal (March 1, 2011)
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The Latin Baby Book Club (March 2011)
Latin Baby Book Club selects "The Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred" as Book of the Month!
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Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast (March 1, 2011)
"one of my favorite early-2011 picture books..."
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Children's Book Council (February 2011)
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Montgomery News: "Parents Express" (February 22, 2011)
March Books of the Month
"You'll have no excuse to not read this rollicking tale aloud!"
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Publishers Weekly (February 2011)
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Bowllan's Blog (February 17, 2011)
Writers Against Racism: Inspiration for "The Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred" Read the entire review

Language Arts (January 15, 2011)
"Fans of 'The House That Jack Built' will want to hear this read-aloud again and again,..." Read the entire review

STARRED REVIEW - KIRKUS REVIEWS (December 5, 2010)
"A wonderful read-aloud, filled with merriment and conviviality."
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NC Teacher Stuff, Jeff Barger (February 8,2011)
"A jubilant tale.... each page builds upon the last which makes this great read aloud material for younger readers." Read the entire review