Friday, February 16, 2007
An e-missive from Children's Books:
So as not to steal the thunder from those other book awards (the Cal...something and the one that looks like it is missing an r), we’ve waited a few weeks to announce our own 2007 UBIE award winners! Here in the Children’s Department at University Book Store, we put our heads together to give you our favorite picture book and children’s/young adult novel of 2006.
Our Favorite Picture Book of the Year:
17 Things I’m Not Allowed to Do Anymore
Jenny Offill & Nancy Carpenter
From stapling her brother’s hair to his pillow, to washing her hands in the dog’s bowl, this hilarious story of one incorrigible girl’s misadventures in creativity had us laughing out loud. The wonderful mixed-media illustrations perfectly capture her sassy spirit, as she gleefully follows her ideas to their (usually) unfortunate conclusions.
Our Favorite Novel of the Year:
The Book Thief
Set during the Holocaust and narrated by a rueful Death, this stunning novel will break your heart, then put it back together again too many times to count. We can only describe it by stealing words from the book itself: “How [can] the same thing…be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so d---ing and brilliant…” Thank you Markus Zusak for this glorious, brilliant book.
Congratulations, UBIE winners!
Stop by Children’s Books and ask about our many other favorites, too!
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