Award of the Week: Alabama Camellia Children’s Choice Book Award
The Alabama Camellia Children’s Choice Book Award was created to encourage Alabama young readers to develop an awareness of reading and honor favorite books. The winning books are determined by the total vote of young readers in Alabama and voting is open to K-12 public and private schools and public libraries. Winners are announced each May.
|This Book is Not About Dragons
By: Shelley Moore Thomas
Illustrated by: Fred Koehler
Mouse insists that this book has no dragons in it, but readers know the truth lurking just out of Mouse’s view.
|Madeline Finn and the Library Dog
By: Lisa Papp
Reluctant reader Madeline really wants to earn a star at school, so when Mrs. Dimple, the librarian, suggests she read to a dog Madeline gives it a try.
|Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring
By: Enigma Alberti & Tony Cliff
During the Civil War, African American Mary Bowser becomes a maid in the Richmond mansion of Confederate States of America president Jefferson Davis as part of a plan to pass along secrets to help the Union.
|Seven and a Half Tons of Steel
By: Janet Nolan
Illustrated by: Thomas Gonzalez
A steel beam from the fallen World Trade Center towers is transported to a foundry in Louisiana, where the seven and a half tons of melted and molded steel transforms into the bow of the USS New York, a landing platform/dock in the U.S. Navy.