Create Your Own Book Winners – 2009

Every year, during National Library Week we hold a special contest. Children are asked to create their own books in any genre that appeals to them.

In 2009, once again we had so many wonderful entries that it was very difficult to pick the top books. We hope everyone had as much fun creating their books as we did reading them. Check out our winners and winning stories below.

First Place Winners

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First place winners Quinn and Saul
Quinn and Saul with library staff members Rekha and Heather

Winning Stories – K-3

First Place:
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by Quinn Gilmore; grade 3 (Branch Brook)
Second Place:
The Famous Child by Tito Cruz; grade 3 (Branch Brook)
Third Place:
Escape From Raptor Island by Latrell Williams; grade 3 (Branch Brook)

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Honorable Mentions – K-3

A Day in the Park by Karina Casanova; grade 1 (Branch Brook)
Animals by Valentina Chifa; pre-K (Main Library)
A Book of Poems by Sherley Arias; grade 2 (Roseville)
Zenda's Garden by Janiya Copper; grade 3 (Springfield)

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Winning Stories – 4-8

First Place:
The Things I Think of Myself by Saul Torres; grade 4 (North End)
Second Place:
A Girl's Best Friend by Larissa Portilla; grade 4 (North End)
Third Place:
My Lucky Sneakers by Carlos Serrano; grade 4 (Branch Brook)

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Honorable Mentions – 4-8

The Dragon by Daniel Gonzalez; grade 4 (Branch Brook)
BFF Forever by Crystal Perez; grade 4 (North End)
Poems Around the World by Ashley Perez; grade 4 (North End)
Playground Wars by Jonathan C. Butler; grade 6 (Weequahic)

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