Booksellers Make Choices

I’ve been a little behind (yeah, even more than usual) this week. So excuse my tardiness in getting this news to you, but the winners of the 2008 Midwest Booksellers’ Choice Awards — these are books that honor authors from the Midwest Booksellers Association region as well as books about the region — have been named.

Fiction: Loving Frank: A Novel by Nancy Horan (Ballantine)

Nonfiction: Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish (Bantam)

Poetry: Valentines: Poems by Ted Kooser, illustrated by Robert Hanna (University of Nebraska Press

Children’s Picture Book: Agate: What Good Is a Moose? by Joe Morgan Dey and Nikki Johnson (Lake Superior Port Cities)

Children’s Literature: Little Klein by Anne Ylvisaker (Candlewick Press)

Honor Books

Fiction (tie): So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger (Atlantic Monthly Press) and Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen (Penguin)

Nonfiction: The Florist’s Daughter: A Memoir by Patricia Hampl (Harcourt)

Poetry: Willow Room, Green Door: New and Selected Poems by Deborah Keenan (Milkweed Editions)

Children’s Picture Book: Great Joy by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Bagram Ilbatoulline (Candlewick Press)

Children’s Literature: The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman, illustrated by Victoria Jamieson (Greenwillow Books)

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