Thursday, February 21, 2013

Announcing the 2013 Children's Book Award Winners!

It's official!  The winners of our second annual Watertown Free Public Library Children's Book Award have been determined!

Drumroll please!

Best Fiction of 2012: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school -- until now.  He's about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be.  The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face.  But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?

Best Nonfiction of 2012: Potatoes on Rooftops: Farming in the City by Hadley Dyer
From high school students to high-rise dwellers all around the world, people - including Michelle Obama - are discovering innovative ways to grow fresh, healthy, and delicious fruit and vegetables at home, in community gardens, and at school.  Potatoes on Rooftops is the perfect book to get you thinking about ways you, too, can grow food in the city.

Best Picture Book of 2012: Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
Jasper Rabbit loves carrots.  And he can take the fattest, crispiest carrots from Crackenhopper Field anytime he wants.  That is, until they start following him home...

These winners were chosen from among all of the books published in 2012.  Want to read them?  All of our award-winners are marked with a special sticker!  Come on in and look for the sticker, or click on the links above to request the books.

Happy Reading!  And congratulations to our winners!

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