Our Book and Research Awards are temporarily on hiatus for this year. Any current submissions will be carried over to be awarded next year. Thank you for your understanding!
The June Franklin Naylor Award for the Best Book for Children on Texas History, endowed by the family of June Franklin Naylor and sponsored by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, is given annually to the author/illustrator of the most distinguished book for children and young adults, grades K-12, that accurately portrays the history of Texas, whether fiction or nonfiction. A former schoolteacher and long-time resident of Odessa, Mrs. Naylor served as President General of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Inc., from 1989 to 1991.
The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2014.
2014 June Franklin Naylor Award Guidelines
June Franklin Naylor Award Recipients
The June Franklin Naylor Award has been awarded for 2013! Congratulations to to co-authors David A. Adler and Michael S. Adler, and to illustrator Matt Collins for their book A Picture Book of Sam Houston, published in 2012 by Holiday House of New York.