The Joseph-Beth Group, which has eight stores under the Joseph-Beth and David-Kidd names, has selected its 2005 Book of the Year winners: Fiction: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (Little, Brown).
Nonfiction: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (Morrow).
Kids Illustrated: Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems (Hyperion Books for Children).
Kids Non-Illustrated: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic).
Voted on by Joseph-Beth Group booksellers, the winning books will be decorated with gold foil seals and be displayed prominently in each store.