Mallory, Mallory, the Revenge of the Tooth Fairy nominated for the Sakura Medal 2022
I've recently learned that Mallory, Mallory the Revenge of the Tooth Fairy has been nominated for the 2022 Sakura Award for English language chapter books in Japan.
Back in 2015 Felix and the Red Rats was nominated for the same award.
This is what is all about: Sakura is the Japanese word for cherry blossoms, which are celebrated in Japan each year as a sign of Spring. The Sakura Medal reading program brings together students from international schools across Japan each year to vote for their favorite books. Each year, librarians from various international schools meet and select 25-30 books in each of the Sakura Medal categories (Picture Books, Chapter Books, Middle School, High School, Japanese Picture Books, Japanese Chapter Books, Japanese Middle School, and Japanese High School). Books are chosen that are no more than two years old and that are from a variety of backgrounds and across a wide range of reading abilities.
Students who read five books (four for Middle School and three for High School books) in any category will be eligible to vote for their favorite book. Votes will then be tallied across all participating schools and the winning author in each category will receive a Sakura Medal.