Over the last two months a dedicated committee of 14 independent children’s booksellers from around the country, chaired by Cathy Berner of Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston, has been reading and discussing over 160 books submitted by a wide range of publishers with the goal of choosing 20 titles — 10 Middle Grade and 10 Young Adult — written by outstanding first-time authors. Committee members came from stores both large and small, and represented all areas of the country. The one thing they had in common was a passion for good reads and a keen eye for great new works. The New Voices YA list contains 10 books, and Paper Covers Rock is one of them.
GOLD WINNER, THE NATIONAL PARENTIng PUBLICATIONS AWARDS (NAPPA) FOR 2011
For over 20 years, the National Parenting Publications Awards have been the “go-to” source for parents and professionals seeking the best children’s products (toys, games, books, music, DVDs, software, video games, websites) and parenting resources (books, DVDs, maternity and baby gear, accessories and more). NAPPA award-winning products have been rigorously evaluated against stringent criteria and chosen from hundreds of other entries from all around the world. NAPPA’s team of independent expert judges and family testers (parents and kids) select the most entertaining, appealing, safe, educational, age-appropriate and enduring products as NAPPA Gold and Honors winners. The NAPPA seal has come to symbolize innovation, usefulness and high quality that parents trust.