We have three winners!

ISLMA is pleased to announce the winning titles of the
Readers’ Choice Awards for 2012:

The winner of the 2012 Rebecca Caudill Award is:

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
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!

(Locally, Animal Heroes: True Rescue Stories was the most popular title and Knucklehead came in second place.)

And the winner of the 2012 Monarch Award is:

Shark vs. Train
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.

Thanks to the schools, we had 1617 votes plus 12 votes from the library: a total of 1629 votes!
Children who read and recorded 20 books in our online reading clubs have been contacted to come to Children’s Services to choose a paperback of one of the 2013 nominees.  One reader will be picking up two books because he read all the nominees for the Monarch Award and the Bluestem Award!  Way to go!

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