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Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 09:35 pm

Book an award winning adventure

The year’s best children’s books

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Books open a world of discovery in ways even the coolest toys can’t achieve. This season, tempt a kid to turn off the TV and find an adventure in words and pictures on a printed page. These acclaimed titles were winners or finalists for some of the most esteemed awards in children’s literature for 2010.

1. Going Bovine
by Libba Bray (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2009) $17.99 Printz Award for Young Adult Literature

2. When you Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books, 2009) $15.99 Newbery Medal

3. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
by Phillip Hoose (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009) $19.95 Newbery Honor

4. The Lion & the Mouse
by Jerry Pickney $16.99 (Little, Brown and Company for Young Readers, 2009) Caldecott Medal

5. Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson (Carolrhoda Books, 2009) $17.95 Coretta Scott King Award

6. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
by Jacqueline Kelly (Henry Holt and Company, 2009) $16.99 Newbery Honor

7. Mare’s War
by Tanita S. Davis (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2009) $16.99 Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book

8. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
by Grace Lin (Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers, 2009) $16.99 Newbery Honor

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