Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Best Books for Kids Award Winners

  Last night at Library Bistro Page Ahead held their 2nd Annual Best Books for Kids Awards celebration.  The judges included Rene Kirkpatrick from Third Place Books, Cecelia McGowan of the King County Library System, Marilyn Carpenter who came over from Eastern Washington University where she was a Professor of Literacy, Stefanie Malone from KCTS, and Jacki Crowther the Book Program Manager from Page Ahead.

  And the awards go to...

Best Read Aloud
*We Are in a Book by Mo Willems
Mo Willems so funny, as always! 

Best Non Fiction
*How to Clean a Hippopotamus:  A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page
Great look into animal relationships in nature

Best Multicultural
*Dave the Potter by Laban Carrick hill, illustrated by Bryan Collier
A beautiful tribute

Best Book
*The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O'Connor
Fun summer read

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