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.


Rocky Mountain Book Awards

You have heard of the YRCA books but have you heard of the Rocky Mountain Book Awards?

The Rocky Mountain Book Award is an Alberta based reader’s choice program. It is for students in Grades 4 to 7 and focusses on excellent Canadian writing. The books appeal to many readers. You can choose from picture books and novels as well as non-fiction.

We currently have 16 of this year’s 20 titles available in our library. Stop by and check one out or perhaps you have already read one. It would be great to hear your reviews and to publish them on the blog!

2012 Rocky Mountain Book Award Titles available in our library:

1. Arctic Thunder by Robert Feagan

2. Brussels Sprouts and Unicorns by Robert Chaplin

3. Burn by Alma Fullerton

4. Case Closed: Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern ScienceĀ by Susan Hughes

5. The Cat’s Pyjamas by Wallace Edwards

6. Dear George Clooney Please Marry My Mom by Susin Nielsen

7. Fatty Legs: A True Story by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

8. Follow the Elephant by Beryl Young

9. The Good Garden by Katie Smith Milway

10. Magic Up Your Sleeve: Amazing Illusions, Tricks and Science Facts You’ll Never Believe by Helkaine Becker

11. The Mealworm Diaries by Anna Kerz

12. No Moon by Irene N. Watts

13. Robert Munsch by Frank B. Edwards

14. The Sea Wolves: Living in the Great Bear Rainforest by Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read

15. Tower of Treasure by Scott Chantler

16. Who Wants Pizza? by Jan Thornhill