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A Visitor For Bear wins the 2009 E.B. White Read Aloud Award

The E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, established in 2004, honor books that reflect the universal read aloud standards that were created by the work of the author E.B. White in his classic books for children: Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan.

In the first two years of the award, a single book was selected. In 2006, in recognition of the fact that reading aloud is a pleasure at any age, the award was expanded into two categories: Picture Books, and Older Readers. Books are nominated for their universal appeal as a “terrific” book to read aloud.

After a list of nominations is gathered from ABC booksellers, a shortlist of four books in each category is determined by a committee of booksellers chaired by an ABC Board member. In April 2009, ABC booksellers voted online to determine the winners.

A Visitor for Bear 9780763628079 by Bonnie Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton by Bonny Becker, illust by Kady MacDonald Denton

The committee loved this book for its sweet, entertaining story, and for the timeless appeal of the writing and illustrations.

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