2017 Ladybug Winner

New Hampshire children have chosen Woodpecker Wants a Waffle by Steve Breen as the winner of the 2017 Ladybug Picture Book Award.
There were 21,466 votes cast this year at 160+ sites across the state. The winning book received 4,924 votes. A complete list of voting results is available on the Ladybug Picture Book Award website.


Book of the Week (12/11/2017)

Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman (Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2017).

Granite State author Erin Bowman brings us the companion YA novel to "Vengeance Road" in the newly released "Retribution Rails".
When Reece Murphy is forcibly dragged into an infamous gang because of a mysterious gold coin in his possession, he vows to find the man who gave him the piece and turn him over to the gang in exchange for freedom. Never does he expect a lead to come from an aspiring female journalist. But when Reece’s path crosses with Charlotte Vaughn after a botched train robbery and she mentions a promising rumor about a gunslinger from Prescott, it becomes apparent that she will be his ticket to freedom—or a noose. As the two manipulate each other for their own ends, past secrets are unearthed, reviving a decade-old quest for revenge that may be impossible to settle.
In this thrilling companion to Vengeance Road, dangerous alliances are formed, old friends meet new enemies, and the West is wilder than ever. --Publisher's blurb.


Book of the Week (12/4/2017)

The Bobhouse: A Winnipesaukee Adventure by Andy Opel, Illustrated by Karel Hayes & John Gorey (Portsmouth, NH: Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2017).

Just in time for the holiday season, there is a new book from the Lake Winnipesaukee adventures series!
Every year, Lake Winnipesaukee freezes in the winter, presenting new challenges to residents and visitors. The ice gets so thick it supports snowmobiles, cars, and small fishing shacks called “bobhouses.” For a few weeks in the winter, there is an FAA approved runway in Alton Bay where airplanes land on the ice. Each year, people attempt to predict “ice out.” The official “ice out” is declared when the M/S Mount Washington can travel to every port of call. -- Publisher's blurb.
There will be a book signing with the illustrator, Karel Hayes, at The Country Bookseller in Wolfeboro, NH on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 1 to 3 pm.


Voting Deadline is Friday!

All votes for the 2017 Ladybug Picture Book Award must be RECEIVED at the New Hampshire State Library by Friday, December 8, 2017 at 4:30pm. 

Enter your votes in the online tally sheet OR use the official paper tally sheet.  Votes will NOT be accepted in any other format nor will they be counted if received after the deadline.