The 2014 E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners

I've been obsessively checking the American Booksellers Association's website to find out the 2014 E.B. White Read-Aloud Award winners. My neighbors probably heard me  clapping last night when I checked the website and read the following announcement. (I may have shed three or four tears, too.) 

The winners of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards, reflecting the playful, well-paced language, the engaging themes, and the universal appeal embodied by E.B. White's collection of beloved books, are: 

E.B. White Read Aloud Award--Middle Reader 

Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo; illustrated K.G. Campbell (Candlewick Press)

E.B. White Read Aloud Award--Picture Book 

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (Philomel)

Congratulations to Kate, K.G., Drew, and Oliver! I've read Flora and Ulysses to 5 classes and The Day the Crayons Quit to 11 classes. Both books flow off the tongue and keep kids listening, laughing, and thinking. Thank you!


  1. I turned "The Day the Crayons Quit" into a reader's theatre script and my middle school kids are performing it next week! They LOVE it and I think the audience will too!

  2. Sounds great! I read aloud to my 8 yr old daughter in the evenings, so we'll definitely add Flora and Ulysses to our list!


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