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2009 Blue Ribbons

blue 09 coverAnother year, another angst-filled deliberation and consideration of issues new and old and the delicious dilemma of choosing the best of a selection of the very fine indeed.  We're certainly pleased that this year has brought a satisfying variety of texts from the standpoint of audience age, and there are stellar titles within realms--beginning readers, concept books--that don't always reach Blue Ribbon levels of excellence. Add to that a wide range of subjects--war and witches, archeology and animals, snow and scientific inquiry and school silliness--and we've got a list containing delights for many different readers. We hope they--and you--enjoy.

Deborah Stevenson, Editor




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