Cherry Picks 2009: Meet the Nominees (Part 3)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Meet our Cherry Picks nominees for Best Juvenile Fiction and don't forget to vote for your favorite in the library or online!

The Seer of Shadows by Avi
In nineteenth century New York, 14 year old Horace is an apprentice to a photographer who creates fake pictures of his clients' deceased loved ones. But when a real ghost begins appearing in photographs, things get really creepy. If you're looking for a good ghost story, look no further!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney
Jeff Heffley has not had a good summer vacation. There's one event in particular he'd like to forget all about. Can he stop his older brother from telling everyone his most humiliating secret? You'll have to read to the second book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series to find out!

Savvy by Ingrid Law
Mibs Beaumont’s 13th birthday is bound to be extraordinary; it is the day when her “savvy” will make itself known. Her older brothers can create electricity and cause hurricanes. What special talent will Mibs be graced with? Hopefully her savvy will help save Poppa, who is in the hospital following a terrible accident. Mibs is determined to make it to the hospital in time to find out. Join Mibs and a great cast of characters on a fantastic adventure. I hope you don’t mind riding on a big pink bus!
Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park
Maggie lives in New York City and loves baseball! Her world revolves around it. It is the early 1950’s and she spends her time between the firehouse, where her Dad used to work, school, and her house listening to Brooklyn Dodger games. A ‘new guy’ starts at the firehouse, Jim, and he is a Giants fan—the Dodgers’ biggest rival. Their friendship grows when he teaches her how to properly score a baseball game. If you like baseball, you will love this book. See how their friendship evolves even when he is sent overseas to fight in Korea.

Clementine's Letter by Sara Pennypacker
Just as soon as Clementine was getting the hang of third grade she learns that her teacher, Mr. D'Matz, is a finalist in a contest for a trip to Egypt. Clementine can't let that happen, so she devises a plan to keep Mr. D'Matz from leaving. But will her idea work? And is it worth ruing her beloved teacher's once-in-a-lifetime chance?

Now that you've met all our nominees, leave us a comment and tell us who you think will win.
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