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Missouri Book Award Winners

Yesterday the winners for the MO Book Awards were announced. Here's who won:

4-6 Grade
2009 Mark Twain Winner: The sea of monsters / Rick Riordan
2nd place: The million dollar putt / Dan Gutman
3rd place: Rules / Cynthia Lord.

6-8 Grade
2009 Truman Award Winner: Life as we knew it / Susan Beth Pfeffer
2nd place: Runaway / Wendelin Van Draanen
3rd place: Rash / Pete Hautman

9-12 Grade
2009 Gateway Award Winner: Just listen : a novel / Sarah Dessen
2nd place: Life as we knew it / Susan Beth Pfeffer
3rd place: What happened to Cass McBride? : a novel / by Gail Giles

-I was two for three on all the lists, having read two out of the three winners. I was happy to see that Sarah Dessen won, since that was my favorite from the Gateway list. And I loved Rules and Sea of Monsters so those were good wins too! The Truman list was hard because I didn't really love any of the picks from last year, but next years list looks really good.

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  1. I'm assuming you are from MO with your interest in their book awards. I am from MO, too. I was so glad to see Life As We Knew It win. I love that book!!

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