Congratulations to Wonderstruck!

I presented the winners of the ALA Youth Media Awards to one third-grade class, two fourth-grade classes, and two fifth-grade classes. Wonderstruck taking home the Schneider Family Book Award received the most positive reaction and the loudest round of applause.

From the mouths of my students...

*"Yeah! I knew it!"

* "Amazing!"

*"I love Brian Selznick."

*"I'm adding that to my Animoto project."

*"I'm going to read it again."

*"Wonderstruck is the best book I've ever read."

* "Fifth grader A: "What disability is in Wondstruck?" Fifth grader B: "Ben and Rose are deaf."

*"I saw that sticker on Rules."

Borrow Wonderstruck from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops.


  1. Love hearing your students' comments - I was cheering, too. I loved WONDERSTRUCK.

  2. I just finished Wonderstruck a few days ago and I was in love!! I'm so happy to hear that it's already being recognized!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  3. I loved Wonderstruck just a tiny bit MORE than Hugo Cabret! Your student comments are heart-felt. This is a great video with Mr. Selznick-thanks for sharing.


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