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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

E.B. White Read Aloud Award Short List

Spring is the season for book awards and the Association of Booksellers for Children has just announced the E.B. White Read Aloud Award Short List nominees. The award was established in 2004 to honor books with the read aloud appeal of E.B. White’s books, such as Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan.

Here’s the nominees:

E.B. White Read Aloud Award Shortlist for Picture Books is:
A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker
Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo
One by Kathryn Otoshi
Too Many Toys by David Shannon

E.B. White Read Aloud Award Shortlist for Older Readers is:
The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas
Masterpiece by Elise Broach
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston

Don’t Miss . . .
Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m.
Reston Regional Library
Sophie the Performing Dog. Join us for a program with a talented Sophie, a cairn terrier who makes music, plays basketball and performs other tricks. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Reston Regional Library. All ages.

Mark Your Calendars
Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy their own read-aloud experience at Tysons Corner Center from noon-2 p.m. on April 14 at the Fairfax County Public Library’s Read-a-thon. A firefighter, a police officer, Fairfax County Supervisor Linda Smyth and children’s book author Janet Stoeke are among those who will read picture books.

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