Thursday, March 1, 2012

Congratulations to Carmen Agra Deedy!

Local author / storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy's latest book has just been named a finalist for the Middle Reader E.B. White Read-Along Award!


The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale is a great book.  Taking place in Dickensian London, it tells the story of Skilly the cat and his adventures as a mouser at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese inn.  It's fun for kids and it is a finalist for this award, I'm certain, because it thoroughly enjoyable for adults as well -- particularly for those who are fans of Dickens as he makes appearances in this novel.

We have a few signed copies in stock!

Carmen was honored two years ago in the picture book category for her New York Times bestseller, 14 Cows for America.

A list of the finalists in the YA and childrens categories appear below:

BOOK OF THE YEAR – YOUNG ADULT

•    Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick, by Joe Schreiber

 •    Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys
•    Legend, by Marie Lu
•    A Monster Calls: Inspired by an Idea From Siobhan Dowd, by Patrick Ness, Jim Kay (Illus.)
•    Shine, by Lauren Myracle
•    Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories, Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant (Eds.)

E.B. WHITE READ-ALOUD AWARD – MIDDLE READER

•    The Apothecary, by Maile Meloy, Ian Schoenherr (Illus.)
•    Bluefish, by Pat Schmatz (Candlewick Press)
•    The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale, by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright, Barry Moser (Illus.)
•    The Flint Heart, by Katherine Paterson and John Paterson, John Rocco (Illus.)
•    Liesl & Po, by Lauren Oliver, Kei Acedera (Illus.)
•    Wildwood, by Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illus.)

E.B. WHITE READ-ALOUD AWARD – PICTURE BOOK


•    I Want My Hat Back, by Jon Klassen
•    King Hugo’s Huge Ego, by Chris Van Dusen
•    Press Here, by HervĂ© Tullet
•    Stars, by Mary Lyn Ray, Marla Frazee (Illus.)
•    Over and Under the Snow, by Kate Messner, Christopher Silas Neal (Illus.)
•    Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.)

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