And the winners are…

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.


Calling All Voters!

It’s time to vote for your favourite Y.R.C.A. title. Visit the library this week to cast your ballot. School results will be published when the voting has ended.

Do you have any predictions as to who the overall winner will be this year?



Time to vote!

This is the week to vote on your favourite YRCA book. Which one will you choose? Will it be…

“39 Clues: The Maze of Bones” by Rick Riordan

“Dog Lost” by Ingrid Lee

“The Seer of Shadows” by Avi

“Found” by Margaret Peterson Haddix

“Ignatius McFarland Frequenaut” by Paul Feig

“Amulet” by Kazu Kibuishi

“Swindle” by Gordon Korman

or “Savvy” by Ingrid Law?

I have my favourites, what about you? It is a tough choice for me this year. I am still thinking about how to choose just one of these books. How are you going to decide? Will it be the book with the most action, the one with the most suspense, the one that made you think, the one that made you cry or the one that made you smile?

I am anxious to find out what our school favourites are!