Tuesday, February 25, 2014

WFPL Children's Book Awards

Remember our previous post about the WFPL Children's Book Awards?  There were so many wonderful books published in 2013 that we had quite the field of contenders!  We took suggestions of your favorite books from 2013, and our final winners have been announced!

Picture Book
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
Bored with city life and the proper behavior it requires, Mr. Tiger has a wild idea that leads him to discover his true nature.

The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
Seven-year-old Billy Miller starts second grade with a bump on his head and a lot of worries, but by the end of the year he has developed good relationships with his teacher, his little sister, and his parents and learned many important lessons.

Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel
An illustrated account of immigrant Clara Lemlich's pivotal role in the influential 1909 women laborer's strike describes how she worked grueling hours to acquire an education and support her family before organizing a massive walkout to protest the unfair working conditions in New York's garment district.

Check Them Out!

We've got multiple copies of each of these books, so give them a try!  You can click on the title or book cover to find out if the books are currently available and, if someone else has already nabbed them, you can place a hold using our online catalog.  Alternatively, you can stop in or call and we can tell you the books' availability and/or place a hold for you.

Thank you for your input, and enjoy these amazing, award-winning books!

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