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Young Reader’s Choice Award Winners May 11, 2009

pyjamasThe winners of the YRC awards were announced recently. Thanks to everyone who voted! No surprises with the senior division winner, which won in the Edmonton area by a landslide. I have to confess that I was pulling for The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzak, which is one of my favourite books. I was also quite thrilled that The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne won. I imagine that the increased exposure from the recent movie helped it to get noticed…

Check out our website to find out about the 2010 nominees!

Junior Division:
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Intermediate Division:
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

Senior Division:
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer


Lightning Thief movie May 10, 2009

Filed under: Tie-ins and Trivia — sclrobyn @ 10:01 pm
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lightningThe Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan, is going to be made into a movie, due to be released Feb 2010!

So far, it’s listed as being called Percy Jackson on IMDB, but┬áthe title of the movie┬ámay change.

The cast looks terrific: Uma Thurman as Medusa, Pierce Brosnan as Chiron the centaur, Sean Bean as Zeus (remember his as Boromir in the Lord of the Rings?), and Kevin McKidd (from Rome and Grey’s Anatomy) as Poseidon.

Can’t wait to see the trailer!

Here are some blurbs about the upcoming movie: