Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Horn Book's Mind the Gap Awards

From the July/August 2010 issue of The Horn Book Magazine

Books that Horn Book loved by the ALA awards didn't:

Someday My Printz Will Come: Marcelo in the Real World
by Francisco X. Stork

Everybody Loved It But ALSC:  Marching for Freedom by Elizabeth Partridge

Most Discussed, Least : The Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge

Best trip to the moon: Mission Control, This Is Apollo by Andrew Chaikin, illustrated by Alan Bean

Best trip to Japan: Hannah’s Winter by Kierin Meehan

Best camping trip: Alvin Ho by Lenore Look, illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Best subway ride: Redwoods by Jason Chin

Most instructive: How to Steal a Car by Pete Hautman

Most constructive: Pharaoh’s Boat by David Weitzman

Most deductive: Thumb and the Bad Guys by Ken Roberts, illustrated by Leanne Franson

Best sisters: The Great Death by John Smelcer

Best grandparents: Heart of a Shepherd by Rosanne Parry

Best foster mother: Hook by Ed Young

Best father figure: The Champion of Children by Tomek Bogacki

Best star turn: Grandma Dowdel in A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck

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