April 24, 2012

Rocky Mountain Book Award 2012 Winner Announced!

For the past month, readers in Grades 4-7 have voted for their favourite book from twenty fiction and non-fiction nominees and the results tallied and announced yesterday. 

The Winner of the 2012 Rocky Mountain Book Award Gold Medal is...

Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom 
by Susin Nielsen 
Tundra Books
229 pp.
Ages 10-14
--> After Violet's TV-director dad leaves Vancouver and reshapes his life into that of a rich LA bigshot with a beautiful actress-wife and perfect twin daughters, he doesn't see the wreckage he has left behind: Violet's younger sister begins bed-wetting; Violet's mother, a stylist, starts dating loser after loser; and Violet is seething with such anger that it compels her to make abominable and hilarious decisions, including looking to match her mom up with George Clooney, the actor.

First two runners-up are:

by Alma Fullerton
Dancing Cat Books/Cormorant
255 pp.
Ages 10-13

Tower of Treasure: Three Thieves 
by Scott Chantler
Kids Can Press
112 pp.
Ages 9-12

Congratulations to the winners and all nominated titles.

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