Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sweeeeet

I have a soft spot for Georgia. The state is known for its fantabulicious peaches, and peaches are my favorite fruit. I've never lived in Georgia, but I was once lucky enough to live in a house with two peach trees in the backyard. That was heaven!

Now I have a new reason to love Georgia. Letters From Rapunzel is on the list of nominated books for the statewide children's book awards. If you read the full list below, you'll see why I'm so thrilled. LOOK at those other fantabulicious authors and their books I'm hanging out with!

The Georgia Children's Book Awards

ESPECIALLY FOR LOWER GRADES (4-5)
• Dowell, Frances O’Roark (2006). Phineas L. MacGuire … Erupts! Atheneum.
• Harley, Bill (2006). The Amazing Flight of Darius Frobisher. Peachtree.
• Lombard, Jenny (2006). Drita, My Homegirl. Putnam.

ESPECIALLY FOR UPPER GRADES (7-8)
• Gauthier, Gail (2006). Happy Kid. Putnam.
• Hill, Kirkpatrick (2007). Do Not Pass Go. Margaret K. McElderry.
• Hobbs, Valerie (2005). Defiance. Frances Foster.
• Smith, Roland (2007). Peak. Harcourt.

POSSIBLY FOR ALL GRADES (4-8)
• Bell, Hilari (2007). Shield of Stars. Simon & Schuster.
• Carbone, Elisa (2006). Blood on the River James Town 1607. Viking.
• Coombs, Kate (2006). The Runaway Princess. Farrar.
• Dahlberg, Maurine F. (2007). The Story of Jonas. Farrar.
• Graff, Lisa (2006). The Thing About Georgie. Laura Geringer.
Holmes, Sara Lewis (2007). Letters from Rapunzel. HarperCollins.
• Lord, Cynthia (2006). Rules. Scholastic.
• Lowery, Linda (2006). Truth and Salsa. Peachtree.
• Lupica, Mike (2006). Heat. Philomel.
• Riordan, Rick (2006). The Lightning Thief. Miramax.
• Rupp, Rebecca (2006). Journey to the Blue Moon. Candlewick.
• Weeks, Sarah (2004). So B. It. HarperCollins.
• White, Ruth (2007). Way Down Deep. Farrar.

11 comments:

  1. Very awesomely awesome! Yay, Sara!

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  2. Congratulations!! You're my favorite peach :).

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  3. Susan (Chicken Spaghetti)10/14/08, 8:40 AM

    Sarah, congratulations! Excellent news.

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  4. Congratulations! Great news!

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  5. You = awesome.

    See you soon! And get excited, because I got you all presents from the sale bin at the campus bookstore... and yours is the best.

    <3

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  6. Yay! That's awesome news, Sara.

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  7. Sweet, indeed! Good for you!

    (I just checked and our library copy of Letters for Rapunzel has been checked out 16 times this year. Our loan period is three weeks, so that means that it's maybe sat on the shelf for a day or two here and there, but that's it. Woo hoo!)

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  8. Thank you all!

    And Adrienne: you made my day with that bit of sweet research. xoxo

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  9. Congratulations, Sara. And hooray for Georgia!

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