Monday, February 06, 2006

2006 Texas Bluebonnet Winner is...

The winner is Seadogs: An Epic Ocean Operetta by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Mark Siegel. Approximately 150,000 youngsters voted across the state for their favorite Bluebonnet book.

Seadogs was the top dog with 16683 votes, but a couple of other books were nipping at its heels. First runner-up was Gregor the Overlander (Collins) with 15564 votes, and 14240 voters picked The Boy on Fairfield Street (Krull) as their favorite.


Chris Barton said...

150,000 youngsters can't be wrong. This is a fantastic book -- emotionally rich, exciting, and funny. Thanks for getting the word out, Camille.

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

Hooray! What a wonderful choice! I heard Lisa and Mark each speak about this book at different book community events, and they're both stars, too!

Warmest Wishes, Cynthia