Award of the Week: E.B. White Read-Aloud Award
The E.B. White Read-Aloud Award, established in 2004, honors books that reflect the universal read aloud standards that were created by the work of the author E.B. White in his classic books for children: Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan. In the first two years of the award, a single book was selected. In 2006, in recognition of the fact that reading aloud is a pleasure at any age, the award was expanded into two categories: Picture Books, and Older Readers. Books are nominated for their universal appeal as “terrific” books to read aloud.
|Picture Book Winners|
| The Wolf, The Duck, & The Mouse
By: Mac Barnett
Illustrated by: Jon Klassen
When a mouse is swallowed by a wolf, he finds out he isn’t the only animal the wolf has swallowed.
|Du Iz Tak
By: Carson Ellis
Two damselflies observe a tiny green sprout and wonder what it is. Insects apparently have their own language, which they speak as author-illustrator Ellis takes readers on a journey through the seasons from an insect’s perspective.
|Older/Middle Reader Winners|
By: Katherine Applegate
An old red oak tree tells how he and his crow friend, Bongo, help their human neighbors get along after a threat against an immigrant family is carved into the tree’s trunk.
| The Girl Who Drank the Moon
By: Kelly Regan Barnhill
An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her.