It looks like I have a few new books to purchase – and not from the book fair. The National Book Award finalists were announced yesterday, and these are the finalists in the Young People’s Literature Category:
Goblin Secrets by William Alexander
Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
I admit that I have not read any of these books, but…I own two of them, and they will be officially moved to the top of my reading stack tonight! And a friend of mine just told me that she is reading Bomb and is fascinated by the story of the race to build the atomic bomb. I’m going to order that one for our Middle School Library.
The winner will be announced on November 14.