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Monsters in California! February 2, 2011

Posted by flashlightblog in Awards and Honors, Monsters.

I Need My Monster (Amanda Noll & Howard McWilliam) is one of five books nominated in the Primary category of the California Young Readers Medal, 2011-2012. The CYRM program is sponsored by four major literacy groups in the state: the California Reading Association, the California Association of Teachers of English, the California School Library Association, and the California Library Association. Last year, the CYRM counted nearly half a million votes (collectively in the five categories: Primary, Intermediate, Middle School/Junior High, Young Adult, and Picture Books for Older Readers.)

The California Young Reader Medal Committee members greatly enjoyed I Need My Monster. This book met our qualifying standards for both child appeal and literary merit. The colorful illustrations really added to the story. We are looking forward to promoting this title to students, teachers and librarians throughout California.

Out from under the bed and onto the California Young Readers list!



1. Linda Lodding - February 2, 2011

Congratulations all! Very exciting news!


2. Donna Earnhardt - February 5, 2011

That is fantastic news. Congratulations to everyone!


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