3rd-5th grader winner--- Clementine by Sara Pennypacker 6th-8th grade winner--- Yellow Star by Jennifer RoyCongratulations to the authors of this year's award-winning books!Â If you'd like to get a head start on next year's reading, click here to find the list of 2009-2010 William Allen White nominees on our website.
Below is a "special guest" book review by Chris in the Circulation Department.
We finally made it to the end! The 900s let you travel the world from the comfort of your home. Go back in time and learn about mummies and pyramids. Return to the days of knights and castles.Â Explore shipwrecks, search for buried treasure, but watch out for the pirates! Travel around the world and learn about how people live in India, or check out a book about Kansas and learn about your own backyard. Here's a breakdown of everything you'll find in the 900s.
900 - Geography & History
910 - Explorers & Atlases
920 - Flags
930 - Archaeology & Ancient Civilizations
940 - Knights, Castles, World War I & II, European Countries
950 - Asian & Middle Eastern Countries
960 - African Countries
970 - North & Central American Countries, American History, States
980 - South American Countries
990 - Pacific Islands, Australia
The winner:Â Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park The honors (runners-up):Â The Underneath by Kathi Appelt Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Waiting for Normal by Leslie ConnorÂDo you have a favorite book you hope will win this year's Newbery medal?Â The actual winner will be announced on Monday, January 26.Â Stay tuned to find out which outstanding book is this year'sÂ winner.
Do you know what you will find in the 800s in the library? I'll give you a hint.
"Twas the night before Christmas,Â when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse."
The 800s are where you will find literature and poetry, including The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore.
Did you know that if all of the books in the library were put in order using the Dewey Decimal System, the fiction books would actually be in the 800s? That's right, The Adventures of Captain Underpants would be right there under the number 813! We have so many fiction books though, that we make it easier for you to find what you're looking for by pulling them out of the Dewey Decimal section and giving them their own section.
Usually when people come into the library looking for the 800sÂ they'reÂ wanting a book of poetry. Do you like Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein? It's right there under 811.54, along with many other wonderful books of poetry.
You will also find plays in the 800s, so if you're wanting to read some Shakespeare, look under 822. Or perhaps you're interested in auditioning for a play yourself. The 800s are also where you will books of monologues, perfect for auditions!
There are many great books in the 800s section. Take a look the next time you come visit us!