Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The E.B. White Read Aloud Award

The E.B. White Read Aloud Award, established in 2004 by the Assoication of Booksellers for Children, honors a book that reflects the universal read aloud standards that were created by the work of the author E.B White in his classic books for children: Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan. ABC members chose books for distinction based on their universal appeal as a "terrific" book to read aloud.

The E. B. White Read Aloud Award is given in two categories, one for picture books, and the other for older readers. The 2009 shortlist of four books in each category was announced Monday:


A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo, ill. by Harry Bliss
One by Kathryn Otoshi
Too Many Toys by David Shannon


The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas
Masterpiece by Elise Broach, illustrated by Kelly Murphy
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston, illustrated by Victor Rivas

Congratulations to these authors! The awards are announced live during ABC programming at Book Expo America in NYC on May 28-31.

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