Thursday, March 10, 2011

Congratulations to Pete the Cat!

As most of you know, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes was nominated for a Kiddo Award in the Illustrated Books CATegory, part of the Read Kiddo Read initiative by author James Patterson to encourage young readers.  Back in our January newsletter we asked you all to vote for Pete.

I guess you did.  Thanks!  Pete won!!!  Congratulations to Eric Litwin and James Dean, author and illustrator.  (As posted last week, Pete has recently been nominated for a prestigious E.B. White Read-Aloud Award in the picture book category.)

Not only did you help Pete win a Read Kiddo Read Award, but you may have had a hand in selecting every other winner:

Rick Riordan won in the Advanced Reads category for The Lost Hero.  Rick was the star of the Children's Stage at the 2007 Decatur Book Festival, and has returned to Little Shop of Stories in 2008, 2009, and 2010.  (By the way, there was a line waiting to sign up for our Camp Half-Blood, scheduled this summer for July 11-15, which filled up in 53 minutes.)

Lincoln Peirce won in the Pageturners category for Big Nate In A Class By Himself.  Lincoln visited us last October.  Shortly thereafter, Nate hit the New York Times Best Seller list.

Matt Tavares won in the Transitional Books category for Henry Aaron's Dream.  Matt was at the shop last May to promote that book, and before in May 2008, along with author Doreen Rappaport, for the exceptional Lady Liberty: A Biography.

Check out the following video.  Be sure to sing along when you get to the 2:25 mark!

- Dave

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