"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends: they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers."
Charles W. Eliot
Childrens Book Awards
Going into its eighth year in 2011/12, The Golden Eagle Book Award is a literary award that is given annually to an Alberta writer whose book is selected by children in grades four through eight from schools in the southern Alberta communities of Claresholm, Nanton, Stavely, Granum, the Daly Creek Colony, Pincher Creek, Blairmore and Lundbreck.
Adventures with Ploox by Brothers Armfinnigan
More information about the book and the author can be found at the Lethbridge Living Magazine.
Canadian Childrens' Awards:
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets.