The 2013 Comstock Reading Aloud Initiative Read Aloud Book Awards were announced Wednesday, May 22 at St. Joseph School in Moorhead.

Comstock Read Aloud Book Award

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore written by William Joyce, illustrated by William Joyce and Joe Bluhm, and published by Moonbot Books, an imprint of Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012.




Comstock Read Aloud Honor Books

Jack and the Baked Beanstalk written and illustrated by Colin Stimpson and published by Templar Books, an imprint of Candlewick Press, 2012.





Mrs. Harkness and the Panda written by Alicia Potter and illustrated by Melissa Sweet, and published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, 2012.





Suryia Swims! The True Story of How an Orangutan Learned to Swim by Bhagavan “Doc” Antle with Thea Feldman, photographs by Barry Bland, and published by Henry Holt, 2012.




Wanda Gág Read Aloud Book Award

Silly Doggy! written and illustrated by Adam Stower and published by Orchard Books, an imprint of  Scholastic, 2012.







Wanda Gág Read Aloud Honor Books

Oh, No! written by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann, and published by Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, 2012.





Z is for Moose written by Kelly Bingham, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky and published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, 2012.