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1. And the 2012 KidLit Election Winners Are ...

Cover art for The Lorax by Dr SeussHere's one election I'm sorry I missed. The Horn Book held its own presidential election, inviting everyone to vote for the best 2012 KidLit emissary. The list of candidates, characters from children's books and young adult books, was quite impressive. The results are in and the winners of the 2012 KidLit elections are (drumroll, please) - the Lorax, President-Elect, and Alice Rumphius, Vice President-Elect. To learn more about these characters, read my book review of The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and librarian Nancy Snyder's book review of Miss Rumphius.

For more information, see The Horn Book's blog post KidLit Election 2012: Victory and concession speeches. I don't know how the Lorax and Miss Rumphius would do with foreign policy or the deficit, but I think they'd do a great job with environmental concerns and making the world a more beautiful place. If you have a character you'd like to see run in a KidLit presidential election, click on "Comments" below and let me know the character's name, the book, and why we should vote for your candidate.

(Cover art courtesy of Random House)

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And the 2012 KidLit Election Winners Are ... originally appeared on About.com Children's Books on Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 00:01:57.

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