Parents’ Choice Book Award winners include a debut novelist, a legendary author/illustrator, and a big bear in a little chair. The game of baseball, a cherished bicycle, and poems at sea keep those of varied interests asking for more. There’s pointing and counting and taking a bath, voices of freedom and big storm aftermath.
Tougher topics like depression – both economic and emotional – are treated with perspective, warmth and even some humor. Bullying is addressed with unlikely friends, a nature-loving new girl and a young champion of education who made history as the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner. Acceptance and friendship take shape as a ghost story.
In making our selections, we’ve laughed, we’ve cried, and scratched our heads. We’ve travelled through time both historical and fictitious, bookmarking pages a plenty along the way. We hope our list serves as an open invitation to curl up – with a good book.
Congratulations to all the winners, and happy reading to you.