The Invention of Hugo Cabret Garners Accolades

  • Grades: 3–5, 6–8

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick is making itself known as one of the best books of 2007.

It is one of five National Book Award finalists in the Young People's Literature category. The Finalists were selected by a distinguished panel of writers who were given the charge of selecting what they deem to be the best books of the year. The winner will be announced November 14, 2007.

It also won the Quill Award in the Children's Chapter/Middle Grade category. The Quills are selected by librarians and booksellers to honor the year's most entertaining titles in several categories for adults and children.

The 2007 Quill Award selection process consists of three steps:

  1. The Quills/PW Selection Committee, including a distinguished panel of editors from Publishers Weekly magazine, review original books published in North America this year. Then they nominate 5 titles in each of the 19 categories. These finalists are announced in early June.
  2. The Quills Voting Board, comprised of over 6,000 invited booksellers and librarians, vote for the 19 category winners announced on September 10, 2007.
  3. Following the announcement of this year's winners, readers cast their online votes for The Book of the Year from September 10 to October 10, 2007.

The overall Book of the Year winner determined by the online votes will be announced at the Quill Awards Program to be televised by NBC-TV's Universal Stations on Saturday, October 27, 2007.

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