Friday, May 21, 2010

You can Bank on our region

Forgive the pun headline, but check out how many of our region's books made the Bank Street List in addition to Joni Sensel (and apologies if we missed anyone).

from the under 5 list:
And Then Comes Halloween
by Tom Brenner, illustrated by Holly Meade
(Candlewick, $16.99) 978-0-7636-3659-3
The excitement and fun of this favorite holiday fill the pages of this book. Lively watercolor and collage illustrations.

*Don’t Lick the Dog: Making Friends with Dogs
written and illustrated by Wendy Wahman
(Henry Holt, $16.95) 978-0-8050-8733-8
Simple rhyming text and vibrant, playful drawings offer good advice to young children who encounter new dogs. (4-6)
(the star means outstanding merit)

from the 5-9 list:

Zelda and Ivy: Keeping Secrets
written and illustrated by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
(Candlewick, $15.99) 978-0-7636-4179-5
In three easy-to-read stories, siblings Zelda, Ivy, and Eugene have dramatic, humorous adventures. Animated
illustrations. (5-7)

from the 9-12 list:

Runaway Twin
by Peg Kehret
(Dutton, $16.99) 978-0-525-42177-1
After a difficult journey to unite with her twin, Sunny realizes that home is where there is love and caring. (10-14)

from the 14 and up list:

North of Beautiful
by Justina Chen
(Little, Brown, $16.99) 978-0-316-02505-8
Terra, beautiful and talented but insecure, struggles to create a life that is not defined by her portwine birthmark and bullying father. (14-17)

Our past faculty made good appearances, too: Grace Lin, Mitali Perkins, Patty Lee Gauch, Lisa Graff, Suzanne Morgan Williams, and Chris Crutcher.

Thanks to Laurie Thompson for putting together this list. And congratulations to everyone on it.

1 comment:

Joni said...

Awesome -- yay for Western WA!