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The 2005 Cuffies from Publisher's Weekly

My thanks to Kelly at Big A little a for her write-up about the 2005 Publisher's Weekly Cuffies. The Cuffies are a series of awards in which children's booksellers choose their favorites in a variety of traditional and not-so-traditional categories. My personal favorite from the PW article was:

"Our Vote to Win the Newberry: The Penderwicks. Honorable mentions: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan ("Because something fun, fantastic and fabulous should win. Can we please give death, divorce and other social tensions a year off?")"

So true! I've talked to many people who would like the next Newberry winner to just be a really great read, rather than a book about some larger issue. The Lightning Thief (which happens to be what I'm currently listening to on MP3) was also named "Favorite Book to Handsell" because "every customer between nine and 14 can't be wrong". You should swing on over to the Publisher's Weekly site and read the whole list. Have a great day! -- Jen

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