Monday, June 29, 2009

GLIBA 2009 Great Lakes Book Awards - Finalists

I read today in Shelf Awareness that finalists for the 2009 Great Lakes Book Awards have been announced. The Great Lakes Book Awards are awarded by GLIBA and honor books with a Great Lakes theme or setting or written by an author living in the region. I noticed several Michiganders on the list and have linked to them. Congratulations to all the honorees! Winners will be announced in August.

Children's Chapter Books
After the Trains by Gloria Whelan (HarperCollins)
The Blind Faith Hotel by Pamela Todd (Simon & Schuster)
I Put a Spell on You by Adam Selzer (Random House)
Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka (Penguin) [he's a former Michigander]
The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary by Candace Fleming (Random House)
My Brother Abe by Harry Mazer (Simon & Schuster)

Children's Picture Books
Baby Dragon by Amy Ehrlich, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand (Candlewick Press)
Birds by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek (Harper Collins)
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes (Harper Collins)
That Book Woman by Heather Henson, illustrated by David Small (Simon & Schuster)
The Underwear Salesman by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Serge Bloch (Simon & Schuster)

Fiction
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (Random House)
The Great Perhaps by Joe Meno (Norton)
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick (Algonquin)
Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley (Simon & Schuster)
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (HarperCollins)

General
Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting by Michael Perry (HarperCollins)
The Foie Gras Wars by Mark Caro (Simon & Schuster)
Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton (Simon & Schuster)
Ripped by Greg Kot (Simon & Schuster)
A Splintered History of Wood by Spike Carlsen (HarperCollins)

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