Monday, April 26, 2010

25th Annual Book Award Ceremony

Last Friday, April 23, we celebrated our 25th Annual Book Award at the museum!

The 2010 Book Award Winners are:
Ages 3 & Under Category:
Higher! Higher! is a story about a little girl and her father visiting a park, and how even everyday activities like swinging on a swing can be transformed into something extraordinary in your imagination. Patricelli’s simple, repeated refrain is great for encouraging out-loud participation with kids. And by the time you reach the end, you'll more than likely no sooner find yourself back at the beginning.
Ages 4 to 7 Category:
Little Spoon isn’t happy with his lot in life. Or at least his lot in the cutlery drawer. He is envious of knife, who gets to cut through things and spread, and chopsticks, because they’re so cool and exotic. But what Spoon doesn’t realize is that everyone else is pretty jealous that he gets to stir things up in a cup of tea, and dive into a bowl of ice cream. A great story about appreciating who you are and what you have.

Look for these winning books in PTM's Kids Store!

We were very happy to have winning author Leslie Patricelli visit to accept the award and share a special story time with all of our visitors. Ms. Patricelli also appeared at our Storybook Ball on Saturday evening.

We would like to thank this year's Book Award judges: Isabel Baker, Jay Bevenour, Brian Biggs, Monique Durso, Joni O'Connor, and Joan Rosen. Picking just two books from over 100 is hard work, but this year's judges were thoughtful and deliberate and selected two amazing books!

For more information about the Book Award, visit our website.
The Book Award kicked off an entire weekend of Celebrate Stories programming, including appearances by Mother Goose and performances of Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" and Camille Saint-Saen's "Carnival of the Animals." Overall, it was a wonderful 25th Anniversary celebration that will surely be remembered by all!

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