My Mission Statement

I write to serve, to unite, to educate. I write to share literature and flesh out ideas that may be of interest to others. I write to document an emotion, experience, or a blip in time. My mission is to write in such a way that the reader is reminded that we can find humor in all situations. It's one of the great blessings of life.


Monday, January 14, 2008

A FEW AWARDS OF MY OWN

In honor of the awards, I'd like to give a few of my own.

In the category of great book to give anyone anytime that is just fabulous. THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET by Brian Selznick

In the category of two great books published by two great friends this year that I'm so proud of and LOVED their books:
IN THE NAME OF GOD by Paula Jolin and LETTERS FROM RAPUNZEL by Sara Holmes
Both outstanding reads for mg/ya audiences.

In the category of best family (or class) read alouds (still middle grade books)
HATCHET by Gary Paulsen
THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET by Brian Selznick
BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE by Kate DiCamillo
MANIAC MAGEE by Jerry Spinelli
LETTERS FROM RAPUNZEL by Sara Holmes
SOUNDER by W.H. Armstrong


In the category of "Wish I had Written It"
THE OUTSIDERS by S.E. Hinton
BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE by Kate DiCamillo
JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE AND BEN by Lane Smith
and so many more...

Books are so lovely. Can you imagine a world without books? Apparently everyone can imagine a world without MY book....

If you haven't read one of the above books, they're all MUST READS for anyone of any age! Enjoy! (and add your own in the comments)

3 comments:

Sara said...

Hey, darling, why weren't YOU on one of those committees? Thanks for the nice words. :)

Still marveling that I own the Caldecott winner already, from way back in Feb when we roomed together in NY.

Diane said...

This is actually for Sara (hope I'm not breaching any rules set forth by the Blogger Etiquette Panel)Sara, I don't know if you read other people's comments after you've posted your own, but just in case you do: I'd add your book to that list too. I loved it and so did my daughter (she got an A+ on the book report she did on it.) Just wanted you to know -- Diane

Sara said...

Thanks, Diane. That totally makes my day! Hugs to your daughter, too.

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