Readers’ Choice Awards for 2012:
The winner of the 2012 Rebecca Caudill Award is:
Powerless by Matthew Cody
Soon after moving to Noble’s Green, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Daniel learns that his new friends have super powers that they will lose when they turn thirteen, unless he can use his brain power to protect them.
The winner of the 2012 Bluestem Award is:
Adventures in Cartooning by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost
Once upon a time…a princess tried to make a comic. And with the help of a magical cartooning elf, she learned how–well enough to draw her way out of an encounter with a dangerous dragon, near-death by drowning, and into her very own adventure!
And the winner of the 2012 Monarch Award is:
Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton
A shark and a train compete in a series of contests on a seesaw, in hot air balloons, bowling, shooting baskets, playing hide-and-seek, and more.
(This title also received the most votes from children voting locally; Duck! Rabbit! was a close runner-up.)
Thank you to all who encouraged their readers to participate in the award programs.