2007 Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards

The 2007 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards have been announced:

The winners are

For Fiction and Poetry: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation: The Pox Party by M T Anderson.

Picture Book: Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

Nonfiction:  The Strongest Man in the World: Louis Cyr by Nicolas Debon.

Honor books were selected in all categories as well.  Enjoy!

VOYA's Perfect Tens

This is one list that I love to see each year.  VOYA offers a list of its Perfect Tens, books that scored top marks for both quality and popularity.  I have only read two of them!  How can this be?  Ah well, more to add to my never-ending list of books that must be read.

Here’s the list:

Defining Dulcie by Paul Acampora.

Peter and the Shadow Thieves by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.

The Notebook Girls: four friends, one diary, real life by Julia Baskin.

My Lost and Found Life by Melodie Bowsher.

The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima.

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen.

What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles (Hurrah!  Yes, a perfect ten of a book!)

Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan.

The Flip: turn your world around by Jared Rosen and David H. Rippe.

They Teach That in College!?: a resource guide to more than 75 interesting college majors and programs.

The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin.  (One of my favorites of 2006!)