2008 Gryphon Awards
2008 Winner: Billy Tartle in Say Cheese by Michael Townsend
2008 Honor Books: Spiders by Nic Bishop; Rufus the Scrub Does Not Wear a Tutu by Jaime McEwan
About the award:
The Gryphon Award of $1,000 is given annually in recognition of an English language work of fiction or non-fiction for which the primary audience is children in Kindergarten through Grade 4. The title chosen best exemplifies those qualities that successfully bridge the gap in difficulty between books for reading aloud to children and books for practiced readers.