Tuesday, April 2, 2013

2014 Colorado Children's Book Awards Nominees

What a list! Not quite April and the CCIRA gave a sneak peak of the 2014 nominees:


In the Junior Category:
Almost Home by Joan Bauer Bad Kitty School Daze by Nick Bruel Candymakers, The by Wendy Mass Wings of Fire #1: The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland Legend of Diamond Lil: A J.J. Tully Mystery by Doreen Cronin & Kevin Cornell One For the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper Spy School by Stuart Gibbs Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice Wonder by R. J. Palacio

In the Picture Category:
Boot & Shoe by Marla Frazee
Charlie the Ranch Dog by Ree Drummond
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
Detective Blue by Steve Metzger
Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
Kate and Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story by Martin Springett
Return of the Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy
Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills

I am SO PLEASED to see some of our current favorites in this list such as Wonder, Wild Life, CandyMakers, Bad Kitty, and Extra Yarn.

It is instantly clear to me that while I/ we have read the majority of the Junior list, I/ we have some work to do on the Picture List. It does make me feel better to know that four of the books we don't own were already on a purchase list. Now to get these titles on the shelves!

check out prior nominees and winners at www.ccira.org