The winners of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards, reflecting the playful, well-paced language, the engaging themes, and the universal appeal embodied by E.B. White’s collection of beloved books, are:
E.B. WHITE READ-ALOUD AWARD – MIDDLE READER
Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illus.) Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.
E.B. WHITE READ-ALOUD AWARD – PICTURE BOOK
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.) When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.
Both of these books are so wonderful! Even as an adult, I found myself caught up in the stories and illustrations. I keep hoping that the box of crayons I have in my desk drawer decides to start writing letters to me.