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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Book Sense Book of the Year (2004-2008)

The Book Sense Book of the Year is an American Literary Award inaugurated at BookExpo America 2000. The American Booksellers Association (ABA) rededicated the award (previously known as the ABBY) in recognition of a new era in bookselling, as well as the important role the Book Sense Picks List has played for independent booksellers in discovering and spreading the word about books of quality to all stores, and readers, nationwide. Throughout the year, Book Sense independent booksellers from across the country nominate for inclusion in the monthly Book Sense Picks the books that they most enjoyed handselling to their customers. The books on each list represent a combined national and local staff pick selection of booksellers' favorites from more than 1,200 independent bookstores with Book Sense.

2008 Book Sense Book of the Year Awards

2008 Adult Fiction Winner
* A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

2008 Adult Fiction Honor Books
* The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
* Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
* Away by Amy Bloom
* Run by Ann Patchett

2008 Adult Nonfiction Winner
* Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver, with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver

2008 Adult Nonfiction Honor Books
* The World Without Us: by Alan Weisman
* Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life by Steve Martin
* The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by David Halberstam
* The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs

2008 Children's Literature Winner
* The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
2008 Children's Literature Honor Books
* The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
* Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
* Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

2008 Children's Illustrated Winner
* Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity by Mo Willems

2008 Children's Illustrated Honor Books
* Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss-Glasser (Illus.)
* Pirates Don't Change Diapers by Melinda Long, David Shannon (Illus.)
* The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis
* Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney

2007 Book Sense Book of the Year Awards

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2006 Book Sense Book of the Year Awards

2006 Adult Fiction Winner
* The Historian: A Novel by Elizabeth Kostova

2006 Adult Fiction Honor Books
* Kafka on the Shore: A Novel by Haruki Murakami
* The March: A Novel by E.L. Doctorow
* Saturday: A Novel by Ian McEwan
* Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel by Lisa See

2006 Adult Nonfiction Winner
* Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

2006 Adult Nonfiction Honor Books
* The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls (Scribner/S&S)
* The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece by Jonathan Harr
* Marley & Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan
* The Tender Bar: A Memoir by J.R. Moehringer

2006 Children's Literature Winner
* Inkspell by Cornelia Funke

2006 Children's Literature Honor Books
* A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray by Ann M. Martin
* Eldest: Inheritance, Book 2 by Christopher Paolini
* Flush by Carl Hiaasen
* The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall

2006 Children's Illustrated Winner
* Zen Shorts by Jon J Muth

2006 Children's Illustrated Honor Books
* Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin; illustrated by Harry Bliss
* Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
* Leonardo, the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems
* Seen Art? By Jon Scieszka; illustrated by Lane Smith

2005 Book Sense Book of the Year Awards

2005 Adult Fiction Winner
* Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

2005 Adult Fiction Honor Books
* Eventide by Kent Haruf
* The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
* The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
* The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

2005 Adult Nonfiction Winner
* Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II by Robert Kurson

2005 Adult Nonfiction Honor Books
* Candyfreak by Steve Almond
* The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker, Robert Mankoff (Ed.)
* Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs
* Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett

2005 Children's Literature Winner
* Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett, illustrated by Brett Helquist

2005 Children's Literature Honor Books
* Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan
* Ida B ... and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World by Katherine Hannigan
* Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
* The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer

2005 Children's Illustrated Winner
* Duck for President by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin

2005 Children's Illustrated Honor Books
* Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henke
* Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
* Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle
* Wild About Books by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Marc Brown

2004 Book Sense Book of the Year Awards

2004 Adult Fiction Winner
* The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

2004 Adult Fiction Honor Books
* The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
* The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
* Mrs. Kimble by Jennifer Haigh
* The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

2004 Adult Nonfiction Winner
* Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

2004 Adult Nonfiction Honor Books

* The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson
* Flyboys: A True Story of Courage by James Bradley
* Michelangelo & The Pope's Ceiling by Ross King
* Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

2004 Children's Literature Winner
* Eragon: The Inheritance, Book I by Christopher Paolini

2004 Children's Literature Honor Books
* Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code (Book 3) by Eoin Colfer
* Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
* The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares
* The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo; illus. by Timothy Basil Ering

2004 Children's Illustrated Winner
* How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long; illus. by David Shannon

2004 Children's Illustrated Honor Books
* Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French; illus. by Bruce Whatley
* Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin; illus. by Harry Bliss
* Old Turtle and the Broken Truth by Douglas Wood; illus. by Jon J. Muth
* Olivia ... and the Missing Toy by Ian Falconer

2004 Paperback Winner
* The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

2004 Paperback Honor Books
* Atonement by Ian McEwan
* The Dive From Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer
* Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
* Life of Pi by Yann Martel

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