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This is not the first time we've done something like this. Each year we concentrate on a different American Library Association Youth Media Award, selecting several titles we think could win. At a special meeting, individual staff share the reasons they believe a book should win and then the group as a whole will discuss its merits. This year's event will be Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Headquarters Library from 3-4 p.m. All are welcome. We end with a ballot, choosing one award winner and several honors.
"Bink & Gollie: Two for One" by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee tells the story of two best friends, one is tall and one is short, but both take care of each other as good friends should.
Three short chapters
In "Penny and Her Song" by Kevin Henkes, Penny's efforts to share her new song are thwarted.
It's her very own, but first Mama and then Papa worry about waking the sleeping babies.