Friday, January 22, 2010

Kids & Companions Atticus Awards!

Well, we've all been very excited and proud about the 2009 Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, Coretta Scott King and other amazing awards announced by the ALA this week, but I'm also excited about the Atticus Award award winner selected by my book group for readers ages 8-11 (and their grownup reading partners), the Kids & Companions!

Here's a list of what we read this year:

The Cabinet of Wonders, by Marie Rutkoski

Home of the Brave, by Katherine Applegate
The Higher Power of Lucky, by Susan Patron
Three Cups of Tea (Young Readers Edition), by Greg Mortenson
Swindle, by Gordon Korman
Airball, by Jordan Sonnenblick
The Bronze Pen, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Doc Wilde and the Frogs of Doom, by Tim Byrd
Neddiad, by Daniel Pinkwater
Strange Happenings, by Avi
Puzzling World Winston Breen, Eric Berlin
Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbit

First-place winner, chosen by book club members, was The Neddiad. Congratulations to Daniel Pinkwater for such a great and funny book! For second place winner was one of my own personal favorites, Home of the Brave. For third place we had a tie between Tuck Everlasting and Doc Wilde and the Frogs of Doom.
Previous Atticus Award winners include Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, and The Gods of Manhattan by Scott Mebus. Drop us an email if you would like to see a complete list of Kids & Companions books since 2006, or if you are interested in joining in for another great year of reading!

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