Wednesday, April 23, 2014

reading now: Me and the Pumpkin Queen

Mildred is a very focused eleven-year-old. Very focused on giant pumpkins. She’s growing the giants in memory of her mother, who never got a chance to enter the Circleville, Ohio, Pumpkin Show weigh-off herself. After four disastrous growing seasons, Mildred is hoping to finally have a flawless pumpkin to enter in the contest. As long as busybody Aunt Arlene doesn’t interfere too much…and Daddy doesn’t need too much help at his veterinary practice…and her best friend Jacob can pitch in with some last-minute help…and the dogs don’t trample the seedlings…and the weather cooperates. ~Marlane Kennedy~

Honors and Awards: 
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • BookPage Notable Book
  • Book Sense Pick
  • Master list 2009 Kentucky Bluegrass Book Award
  • Master list 2010 Oklahoma Children’s Sequoyah Book Award
  • Master list 2010 Florida Sunshine State Young Reader Award
  • Master list 2010 South Carolina Children’s Book Award
  • Master list 2011 Utah Beehive Book Award

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