Saturday, July 13, 2013

New Young Hoosier Book Award Nominees!!

Rosa's Bus- The story of an ordinary bus... until a woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat which became a pivotal event in the Civil Rights movement. Follows the bus's history from the streets of Montgomery to the Henry Ford Museum.

The Firehouse LightThe true story of a light bulb in a firehouse located in Livermore, California, that has stayed lit for more than one hundred years.

Argus- Sallie's class is supposed to be raising chicks as a science project, but although Argus, the large, green, scaly creature that hatches from her egg, causes all sorts of trouble she worries about him when he disappears.

Peaceful Pieces- A collection of poems about peace by Anna Grossnickle Hines, accompanied by illustrations that feature hand-made quilts.

Balarama: A Royal Elephant- The authors recount how the trained elephants of southern India, in particular the one chosen to be the lead elephant in the Mysore Dasara, are raised, cared for, and prepared for performing in ceremonial processions.

The Little Red Pen- When a little red pen accidentally falls into the waste basket while trying to correct papers all by herself, the other classroom supplies must cooperate to rescue her.

Same, Same But Different- Pen pals Elliot and Kailash discover that even though they live in different countries--America and India--they both love to climb trees, have pets, and ride a school bus. 
Perfect Square- A perfect square that is perfectly happy is torn into pieces, punched with holes, crumpled, and otherwise changed but finds in each transformation that it can be something new, and just as happy. 
Villain School: Good Curses Evil- Twelve-year-old Rune Drexler is struggling in his classes at Master Dreadthorn's School for Wayward Villains and will be exiled unless he and his friends, Countess Jezebel Dracula and Big Bad Wolf Junior, can succeed at a nearly impossible Plot.

Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917- Recounts the story from World War I in which two towns were leveled and almost two thousand people killed following the collision of two warships in Halifax Harbour and a blizzard that dumped over a foot of snow in the area.

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