Thank you young readers of West Virginia!

A huge and humble THANK YOU goes out today to the children of West Virginia for making BIRD this year’s winner of the West Virginia Children’s Choice Book Award! What a tremendous honor. BIRD was up against some big names this year. You can see the entire nominee list here. As with other state book awards, in this award schools are given a list of titles and students vote for their favorites throughout the year. The award usually gets between 500 and 1000 student participants! Thank you, thank you, thank you West Virginia! I’m so glad you loved BIRD as much as I do~