ABA Awards Finalists

The American Booksellers Association has announced the finalists for the inaugural Indies Choice Book Awards. Booksellers will be voting in six categories throughout the month of March. The winners will be announced in late April and will be honored at an awards ceremony at ABA’s Celebration of Bookselling Luncheon at BookExpo America 2009 in New York City. Here are the finalists in two of the six categories:


Best New Picture Book

Bats at the Library, by Brian Lies (Houghton Mifflin)

Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken, by Kate DiCamillo & Harry Bliss (HarperCollins)

Monkey and Me, by Emily Gravett (Simon & Schuster)

The Pout Pout Fish, by Deborah Diesen & Dan Hanna (FSG)

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, by Mem Fox & Helen Oxenbury (Harcourt)

Wave, by Suzi Lee (Chronicle)


Picture Book Hall of Fame

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by Judith Viorst & Ray Cruz (Atheneum)

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault & Lois Ehlert (Simon & Schuster)

Corduroy, by Don Freeman (Viking)

Curious George, by H.A. Rey (Houghton Mifflin)

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, by Mo Willems (Hyperion)

Goodnight Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann (Putnam)

The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper (Grosset & Dunlap/Philomel)

Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans (Viking)

Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey (Viking)

Napping House, by Audrey Wood (Harcourt)

Stellaluna, by Janelle Cannon (Harcourt)

The Story of Ferdinand the Bull, by Munro Leaf & Robert Lawson (Viking)

Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak (HarperCollins)


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