Monday, May 21, 2012
Young Hoosier Book Award Winners!
Have you read any 2011-2012 Young Hoosier Book Award nominees yet?! The award winners have recently been announced, and I just happened to have recently finished reading the intermediate level winner! I have had several inquire about this book and other titles by this author of late. A little bit of fantasy, a little bit of Mrs Piggle Wiggle-ish ness, and a lot of birthday celebrating, 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass follows two formerly close friends who share a birthday and unbeknownst to them, family history. Introduced in the hospital nursery and with the help of some mysterious interference, Amanda and Leo have celebrated all of their birthdays together since number one ... except for this year. And this year ends up being stranger than either imagined. Will it ever end? You know what you gotta do to find out ... !
In the picture book category, the YHBA winner this year is Titanicat by Marty Crisp, and The Compound by Stephanie A Bodeen won the Middle Grade award.
There are plenty of other fun titles amongst the remaining nominees also, and if you haven't read any of them, don't miss our YHBA Nominee shelf. Plenty of Summer Reading Program options there! :)
You will find more information about the award on the official YHBA site, along with the 2012-2013 nominees. There are all sorts of great summer reading possibilities at your fingertips!