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Monday the American Library Association (ALA) announced the winners of the biggest children's book awards of the year! Carol Fitzgerald, who runs The Book Report Network, was lucky enough to be in the audience at the award ceremony in Philadelphia, and said that it was a madhouse...the awards started at 8AM but some attendees arrived as early as 6AM! The rest of us were cheering for our favorites from our office.

We're excited that we shared many of these books with you throughout the year, and we're happy to discover some new ones on these lists! Besides reading them yourselves, you may want to share this newsletter with teachers, school librarians and local librarians.

Hello readers, and Happy (belated) New Year!

I hope that your 2014 is off to a terrific --- and book-filled --- start! I know that I've been hiding out from the cold weather by doing lots of reading. I'm currently in the middle of HOLLOW CITY: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I loved the first book in this series, and am so excited to get my hands on the sequel! I'm also reading THREATENED by Eliot Schrefer, which follows a boy named Luc who travels into the depths of the Gabon jungle with a foreign professor to study a clan of chimpanzees. It's nice to escape to a steamier climate, even if it's all in my head!