14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy, illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez
Once Upon a Twice by Denise Doyen, illustrated by Barry Moser
Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) by Florence Heide Parry, illustrated by Lane Smith
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown -- Winner!
Books for Older Readers
Leaving the Bellweathers by Kristin Clark Venuti
Tumtum and Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall by Emily Bearn, illustrated by Nick Price
The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. by Kate Messner -- Winner!
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
E.B. White Read Aloud Shortlist (2009)
The shortlist for the E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, sponsored by the Association of Booksellers for Children, is:
For older readers:
The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas
Masterpiece by Elise Broach
The Willoughbys by Lois LowryZorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston
For picture books:
A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton (Candlewick)
Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Harry Bliss
One by Kathryn Otoshi (KO Kids Books)
Too Many Toys by David Shannon (Scholastic)
For the first time, this year's winners will be chosen by ABC booksellers via online voting, and results will be announced at the ABC's dinner during BEA. Also the runners up will receive a new E.B. White Read Aloud Honor award. In previous years, the judging committee picked the winners.
The E.B. White Read Aloud Award was established in 2004 by The Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC) to honor books that its membership felt embodied the universal read aloud standards that were created by the work of the beloved author E.B. White.
In 2006 the award was expanded into two categories: The E. B. White Read Aloud Award for Picture Books, and The E. B. White Read Aloud Award for Older Readers. Titles are nominated for the award by ABC booksellers, and then the final decision is made by a committee of booksellers that meets annually in February. The awards are publicly announced on the first Monday in April, and the official presentation takes place during a children's dinner at BookExpo America.
Because the award nominees are generated by independent booksellers based on books they have loved in their own stores, there is no formal outside submission process.
Picture Books--When Dinosaurs Came With Everything by Elise Broach
Older Readers--The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Picture Books--Houndsley and Catina by James Howe, illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
Older Readers--Alabama Moon by Watt Key (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Picture Books--If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen (Penguin Putnam)
Older Readers--Each Little Bird That Sings by Debra Wiles (Harcourt)
Single Award--Wild About Books by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Marc Brown
Single Award--SkippyJon Jones by Judy Schachner (Penguin Putnam)