2013 Sakura Medal Books

2011 Sakura Medal Winners!

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The books are read, the reviews are written, and the voting is done.  Students at international schools across Japan have come together to make their voices heard, and have selected the following books as winners of the 2011 Sakura Medal:

Picture Books:  The Book That Eats People by John Perry

Chapter Books: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Middle School: Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

High School: The Nest by Paul Jennings

Japanese Picture Books (tie!): べべべん べんとう by さいとうしのぶ and むしばいっかのおひっこし (講談社の創作絵本) by にしもとやすこ

Japanese Chapter Books: 小さなりゅう by 長井るり子

Japanese Middle School: 招福堂のまねきねこ by 茂市久美子

Japanese High School: 神様のカルテ by 夏川 草介

Thank you to everyone who participated and voted in this year’s program!  Feel free to keep the discussion about any of this year’s books going both online and with your friends.  The Japan International School librarians group is meeting very soon to work on selections for the 2012 Sakura Medal, so keep an eye on this space!

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