Monday, April 07, 2008

The E.B. White Readaloud Award

has been announced today by the Association of Booksellers for Children: for picture books, the winner is When Dinosaurs Came with Everything by Elise Broach and David Small (Simon & Schuster) and for older readers, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (Little, Brown). Congrats to all.

I would personally like to give a reading-aloud award to Kate Reading for her superbly inflected performance of Middlemarch for Tantor Media. I'm a bit more than halfway through and have finally come across the first definitive evidence of someone making whoopie: Rosamond is expecting!


Lisa Yee said...


Monica Edinger said...

Um...who is Rosamond?

On second thought, may I quote you? "DON'T TELL ME!!!!!!"

Anonymous said...

When Dinosaurs Came with Everything is an excellent choice!

I'll look forward to reading The Mysterious Benedict Society as well. - Julia Devillers

Carly said...

Julia, you will not regret it. The Mysterious Benedict Society is so freaking awesome that I have heart palpitations whenever I think about it. Sort of. What I mean is, you should read it.

Anonymous said...

Yes, seriously: T.M.B.S. is one of the best books ever! Rememeber to read the sequel, which is just as awesome!