September 14, 2011

I'm In Shock. The O.W.L. Won Best Kidlit Blog!

Complete and utter shock here because The O.W.L. won
 Best Kidlit Blog for BBAW! 
 I am both honored and humbled.  To know that "strangesr" take time to check out what I have to share is humbling.  You see I started this blog because of my students.  My passion is to get them reading, and this blog is a tool for doing that. I never thought it would something other people would be interested in.  But to have other people read it and feel it's worthwhile is such wonderful icing on the cake.  
And that maybe my babbling about books is helping another teacher or parent get kids reading are candles in that icing.  And, lastly, that maybe it's helping a middle schooler I've never met find a book to read - well that's lighting those candles.  It's more than I ever dreamed of when I started I want The O.W.L. 

Thank you all!!!  The O.W.L. would be a pretty lonely place without my followers!!!!  Thanks for reading. 
 I'm truly humbled that you take time to see what I have to say.  

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!


  1. Congratulations! Well deserved!


  2. Don't be surprised, I think its a well deserved award. Your blog is fantastic and a great resource for young readers book reviews.


  3. Congratulations!!! Never let anyone say that you can't make a difference and be recognized for doing so! :)

  4. Congrats! That's so awesome. And you deserve it. I'm so excited for you.

  5. Congratulations! You deserve it!!

  6. Yay!!!!!!

    Go OWL!!!!!

    I'm very happy for you!

  7. Yay! So glad you won! You definitely deserve it darling! :)

  8. Congratulations! That is so well deserved!!!