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Blowing Our Own Horns!

 As our debut year draws to an end, we thought it would be appropriate to post a list of awards, nominations, and recognition our various books have accrued through the year.  And please keep an eye out for future news from our fall releases, just now making their way into the literary world.




In the order of launch dates:
  • HEART OF A SHEPHERD by Rosanne Parry
    • Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2009
    • ABC Best Books for Children 2009
    • Washington Post Best Books for Children 2009
    • Horn Book Fanfare List 2009
    • Nominated for Cybil Award in Middle Grade Category
  • THE YEAR THE SWALLOWS CAME EARLY by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
    • A Bookpage Best Book of 2009
    • A Booklist Top Ten First Novel for Youth in 2009
    • Nominated by SCIBA for their 2009 Annual Book Awards
    • A California Readers Collection List Selection for 2010
    • A Best New Book listed by Scholastic's Instructor Magazine
    • A Booklist Starred Review
  • BULL RIDER by Suzanne Morgan Williams
    • Texas Lone Star List 2010, recommended by Texas Library Association for Middle School Readers
    • Texas Tayshas List 2010, recommended by Texas Library Association for High School Readers
    • Nominated for Nevada Young Readers Award List 2010/2011
    • Nominated for YALSA's Best Books for Young Adults 2010
    • Nominated for Cybil Award in Middle Grade Category
  • JANE IN BLOOM by Deborah Lytton
    • Nominated for the Texas Lone Star List 2010
    • Nominated for a Cybil Award in the Young Adult Category
  • MY LIFE IN PINK AND GREEN by Lisa Greenwald
    • Spring 2009 Indie Next List Top 10
    • Borders Best Books of 2009 List
    • Nominated for a Cybil Award in Middle Grade Category
  • ALSO KNOWN AS HARPER by Ann Haywood Leal
    • A Good Morning America Summer Reading Pick for Teens
    • Indie Next Top Ten Books for Summer
    • Nominated for a Cybil Award in Middle Grade Category
  • MY BIG NOSE AND OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS by Sydney Salter
    • Nominated for a Cybil Award in the Young Adult Category
    • YALSA 2010 Popular Paperbacks Bodies (Theme) List
  • BREATHING by Cheryl Renee Herbsman
    • Received a VOYA's Perfect Ten and a Starred Review
    • Nominated for the Cybil Award in the Young Adult Category
  • OPERATION REDWOOD by S. Terrell French
    • Summer 2009 Kids' Indie Next List--Top Ten
    • National OUtdoor Book Awards 2009, Children's Category, Honorable Mention
    • New York Public Library: Children's Books 2009--"100 Titles for Reading and Sharing"
    • Horn Book "newcomers" selection
  • WATERSMEET by Ellen Jensen Abbott
    • Nominated for the YALSA Best Books List
    • Nominated for the Andre Norton Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book for Young Adults
    • Nominated for the Amelia Bloomer Project Award for Best Books for Girls ages birth to 18
    • Nominated for the Cybil Award in the Science Fiction/Fantasy YA Category
  • SHRINKING VIOLET by Danielle Joseph
    • Nominated for the Cybil Award in the Young Adult Category
  • INITIATION by Susan Fine
    • Nominated for the Cybil Award in the Young Adult Category
  • WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS by Fran Cannon Slayton
    • Indiebound Kids' Next List, Fall 2009--#6
    • ABC Best Books for Children 2009, Teen Category
    • Nominated for YALSA's Best Books for Young Adults
    • Kirkus Starred Review
    • School Library Journal Starred Review
    • Nominated for Texas Lone Star List, 2010
    • Nominated for a Cybil Award in the Middle Grade Category
  • CRASH INTO ME by Albert Borris
    • Nominated for YALSA's Best Books for Young Adults
    • Nominated for a Cybil Award in the Young Adult Category
  • THE SECRET OF THE CHEESE SYNDICATE by Donna St. Cyr
    • Nominated for a Cybil Award in the Middle Grade Sci-Fi/Fantasy Category
  • DREAMING ANASTASIA by Joy Preble
    • Nominated for a Cybil Award in the Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy Category
    • ABC Best Books for Children 2009, Teen Category
  • ROAD TO TATER HILL by Edith M. Hemingway
    • A 2009 Parents' Choice Gold Award
    • WNC Top 100 List--#18
    • Nominated for a Cybil Award in the Middle Grade Category
  • GIVE UP THE GHOST by Megan Crewe
    • Nominated for a Cybil Award in the Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy Category
  • MY INVENTED LIFE by Lauren Bjorkman
    • Nominated for a Cybil Award in the Young Adult Category
Stay tuned for our next list of special print runs, film, audio, and foreign language rights, as well as forthcoming second and third books!

Comments

( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
jjhoutman
Dec. 22nd, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
Yay!

What an amazing group of books (and authors)!
christina_dg
Dec. 22nd, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to all! It's all much deserved praise!
jamerichards
Dec. 23rd, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
This is so exciting! You all must be thrilled! Those last few Kirkus stars...treasure them!

Congratulations 2k9!
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