Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Chocolate Lily Book Awards 2012

Last week, the primary classes were introduced to the Chocolate Lily Book Awards and the picture book category winner from the 2011. The Chocolate Lily Book Awards acknowledge the talent of BC authors and illustrators in three categories: picture books, chapter books and novels. At the Blair Library, we began the picture book program last year as a way to involved the primary students in a book award program. We read all the books in the picture book category and the students reviewed, discussed and responded to the books in different ways. After reading all of them, we voted for our favourites and submitted our votes. Votes from all across BC were tallied and last year's winner was Fred and Pete at the Beach by Vancouver author and illustrator Cynthia Nugent, which happened to be our first choice as well!

We read Fred and Pete at the Beach and discussed what made it an award-winning book.

A special thank you to our PAC who contributed the funds to the library so that we could purchase two copies of each of these books.
~Ms Novakowski

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