Thursday, January 17, 2008

Kid/Companion Book Group Picks for 2007!

This week we have been really excited, as the national children's book award winners are all being announced (www.ala.org), but we're even MORE excited about our own in-house awards, chosen by the members of our Kids & Companions book group (for readers ages 8-11, and an adult companion of his or her choice) for the best book of this year's picks. If you would like to see a complete list of what we read this year, please email terra@duckandherring.com, but for those of you on pins and needles dying to know, here are our winners!

#1. A TIE!!!!! The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians, by Brandon Sanderson

#2. Two Hot Dogs with Everything, by Paul Haven
#3. Firegirl, by Tony Abbott

There were only three out of thirteen books that received no votes at all, strangely one of them being this year's REVOLUTIONARY Caledcott Medal winner, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. It is still a beautiful, wonderful, terrific, imaginative book though, so if you haven't read it yet, seize a copy for your library soon!

Congratulations to our winners, and our readers!

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