Need more info about next year’s Georgia Children’s Book Award Nominees? Then check out this slide show. You’ll want to read them all! Feel free to borrow this slide show and post to your own blog or website.
Here’s my new slide show for the 2010-2011 Georgia Children’s Book Award Nominees. I’ve added a little “tease” from the publisher’s websites to the award committee’s show, so thanks to you, publishers and committee. These books are ready and waiting for you when school starts back at the DR Library, or check them out now at the public library! And speaking of the public library, all branches of the Sequoyah Regional Library have events for kids and teens all summer to promote reading. Don’t forget that the Hickory Flat branch is just across the street from Hickory Flat Elementary, and the R. T. Jones branch is just off exit 19. Plus a library card is free! You can visit the library’s website by clicking here to find out all about it!
The Georgia Children’s Book Award winner for 2009-2010 has been announced and it is a Dean Rusk favorite. Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn is this year’s winner. Ms. Hahn has been a winner of the award in past years for Time for Andrew and The Doll in the Garden. Her ghost stories continue to thrill and chill Dean Rusk readers, and apparently other readers throughout the state. You can access more information about the Georgia Children’s
Book Awards and see a list of next year’s nominees at their website by clicking on this link. Congratulations, Ms. Hahn!
The Book Rap club met for the first time this year today and WOW! It was exciting! The Book Rap club includes our Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl competition team members. These team members will attempt to read all twenty of the Georgia Children’s Book Award nominees and compete against other teams in our school system, then in our district, and then in the state. Last year, we won in the system competition and went on to the district competition. This year, maybe we’ll take the state! It is NOT too late to join the team, so please join us next Tuesday in the media center at 3:45 if you are interested! Good luck Book Rappers!
This post is about TWO wonderful things, thing one and thing two as Dr. Seuss would say.
Thing one: For you Web 2.0 buffs, PictureTrail now posts beautifully and immediately to WordPress without having to use an intermediary like Odeo or Vod:Pod, so you can share your slide show quickly and easily! Yea! If you don’t know how to use PictureTrail–ask me!
Thing two: Check out the great slide show I made on PictureTrail! It’s about this year’s Georgia Childrens Book Award nominees. All the books are available in the Dean Rusk media center. Please come by to check them out. I’ve read almost half of them so far, and they’re great! My favorite so far: The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt.