Fuse #8

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

End Award Season? NEVER!

Let's do some award winners I haven't mentioned before for kicks.

First up is the The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Awards. They've announced some truly lovely winners.

Picture Book:
An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston.

Middle Grades:
Team Moon by Catherine Thimmesh.

Young Adult:
Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations by Eric Dinerstein.

Hands On Science:
Thomas Edison for Kids by Laurie M. Carlson.

The Canadian Literature Association (CLA) also announced their shortlist. I'll give someone true props if they can tell me they've read Beth Goobie's book Hello, Groin. First of all, if you write a book called Hello, Groin, you better damn well make sure that your name is Beth Goobie. Cause... y'know. It's AWESOME. Second, I want that book. Now. Gimme. Maybe it's the scrotum debate, but anything with the word "Groin" in the title just has to be good.

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At 9:26 AM , Blogger TadMack said...

"Hello, GROIN?" And there's been no national coverage of the GASPS and FAINTING?

That's it. I'm moving to Canada.

At 1:15 PM , Blogger rams said...

All that and Beth Goobie, too. Sigh. Sometimes life is just very, very good.

At 2:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eh. I read the book, and it was not nearly as adventurous as the title might suggest. Ok, there was (gasp!) lesbianism, but overall it was a didactic treatise on intellectual freedom with very predictable characters who didn't change much. Maybe there hasn't been much backlash because it's not yet (and probably won't be in future) popular enough to attract notice from the evil censoratorship.

- the Grump, who likes her taboo-breaking books to be, well, interesting

p.s. ok, no, it wasn't terrrrrible. just, I see a lot of books. and it was nothing special.

At 12:19 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Damn. My worst fear. Not that the book would be bad but that it might be blah.

Ah well. We'll always have the name and the author. Let it inspire everyone to write similarly titled books.


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