Friday, December 5, 2008

Our White House named one of the "Best Books" of 2008 by The Horn Book Magazine!

The NCBLA's Book Created to Promote Literacy and Historical Literacy,Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out is chosen as one of The Horn Book Magazine's 2008 Fanfare Best Books for Young People!

The NCBLA is honored that The Horn Book Magazine, one of our nation's leading children's book reviewing agents, has chosen Our White House;Looking In, Looking Out as one of the best books for young people published this year!

We would also like to congratulate all the other book creators who have been chosen; any of the selected titles would make wonderful holiday gifts for young people! And we send special congratulations to our fellow NCBLA board members M.T. Anderson (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing , Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves)
and David Macaulay (The Way We Work) for their selection to The Horn Book's 2008 Fanfare List! David Macaulay created the wry, witty cover for Our White House as well as the cover for his own book. Is this the first time that an illustrator has created the cover for two books on The Horn Book Fanfare List? It would be interesting to know if it has happened previously, and who was the illustrator, and what were the books? It would also be interesting to know if any one author has ever had more than one book on The Horn Book Fanfare Best Books of the Year list!

The NCBLA is thrilled that Our White House has also been chosen as a "Best Book of the Year" by School Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, and also by the Editors' at If parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends are looking for suggestions for wonderful books to give to young people this holiday season, these lists are a great place to start!

To read about all the riveting "Best Books" chosen this year by The Horn Book Magazine go to:

And while you are there make sure you check out the parent and teacher sections of The Horn Book site for great ideas and suggestions to help kids become avid life long readers!

For PARENT resources:

For EDUCATOR resources:

Discover all the great books chosen as "Best Books of 2008"
For the School Library Journal's list:

For the Publisher's Weekly list:

For the Editors' Choice List at Amazon:

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