The votes are in and the winner of this year’s Y.R.C.A. award is “11 Birthdays” written by Wendy Mass. If you haven’t read it yet give it a try. It’s a fun read. What do you think it would be like to wake up every morning and find out it’s your birthday, again? Sure, it sounds like a great idea, but the fun quickly wears off.
The winner of this year’s Rocky Mountain Book Award is “Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom” written by Susin Nielsen. This is Susin Nielsen’s second Rocky Mountain Award. She also won in 2010 for “Word Nerd”. In both books, you are quickly drawn into the lives of the characters. It is easy to imagine yourself in their shoes. Students in Grades 5 and above who enjoy realistic fiction should give these two a read.