Hereville is a “Kirkus Best Kids Book of 2010″ In Three Categories

Kirkus Reviews’ annual “Best Books for Children and Teens” has come out, and Hereville is listed as a “Best” in THREE categories — “Graphic Novel,” “Fantasy and Science Fiction,” and “Fiction With Great Girl Characters.”

Within the book industry, Kirkus has a reputation for being very tough reviewers, so these listings mean a lot.

Congratulations to all the other Kirkus “best” listees as well! It’s an honor to be in company like this. I’ll single out three folks I’m lucky enough to have met in real life: Tom Angleberger for The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (another triple listee! And a book with an even more unique premise than Hereville’s), Raina Telgemeier for Smile , and Hope Larson for Mercury!

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7 Responses to Hereville is a “Kirkus Best Kids Book of 2010″ In Three Categories

  1. 1
    Robert says:

    Only three, huh?

    Well, maybe your next book will be a success.

  2. 2
    RonF says:

    Congratulations! So, does this mean that you’ll be selling a bunch of these books now?

  3. 3
    Robert says:

    He’s going to sell a million books, but I already have dibs on encouraging him to bitch about the taxes.

  4. 4
    Lilian Nattel says:

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. (Big smile on my face) Strong girl characters rock!

  5. 5
    Ampersand says:

    This sort of thing is supposed to help sell a lot of books, but I kind of won’t trust that it’ll sell well until it actually, you know, sells well. It’ll be nearly a year before we have numbers telling us how it did. And even then, a lot of kids’ series that sell well don’t really do very well until the second book comes out (or so I’m told). This is a weird industry.

    The things I’m anxiously awaiting now are (1) finding out if Scholastic decides to include Hereville in its book fairs (not sure when we find that out), and (2) waiting to see if Hereville does okay in the Sydney Taylor Book Awards (which in the last few years have been announced in January). If either of those things go well, I’ll begin to feel more confident that Hereville won’t flop.

  6. 6
    Ampersand says:

    Thanks, Lillian! And Rob and Ron, as well!

  7. 7
    Robert says:

    It’ll be nearly a year before we have numbers telling us how it did.

    They do know about computers, right?