- The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith (Feiwel & Friends)
- The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens (Random House)
- Summer According to Humphrey by Betty Birney (Putnam)
- One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street by Joanne Rocklin (Amulet)
Children’s Picture Book:
- When I Grow Up by Weird Al Yankovic (HarperCollins)
- Me, Frida illustrated by David Diaz (Abrams)
- Otis & Sydney and the Best Birthday Ever by Laura Numeroff (Abrams)
- Bear With Me by Max Kornell (Putnam)
The complete list of finalists is here. Winners to be announced October 22, 2011.
Always to good to have more books to read – the only ones I’ve read from the above lists are The Marbury Lens and One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street, but I’ve read other Humphrey books… it’s obvious the award committee doesn’t have a certain type of book in mind!
Be sure to get your copies from your favorite indpendent book store!
Sarah Wones Tomp
WRITING ON THE SIDEWALK