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2012-2013 yearbook superlatives

Summer is ending and the new school year is looming. What better way to avoid thinking about school starting than by reflecting on the year that was? Here are our senior superlatives for characters in the class of 2012-2013. What superlative would you award your favorite character?

Most artistic: Ivan the gorilla (from The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, illus. by Patricia Castelao)

Most musical: John, Paul, George, and Ringo (from The Beatles Were Fab…and They Were Funny by Katherine Krull and Paul Brewer, illus. by Stacy Innerst)

Best dancers: Flora, Flamingo (from Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle)

BFF: Bink and Gollie (from Bink & Gollie: Best Friends Forever by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, illus. by Tony Fucile), Dinah and Skint (from The Whole Stupid Way We Are by N. Griffin)

Best frenemies: Anton and Luke (from Anton’s Battle)

Best family: The Beans (from Building Our House by Jonathan Bean)

Cutest couple: Eleanor and Park (from Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell)

Best kisser: Dinah the dinosaur (from Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein)

Best smile: Dimples (from Romeo Blue)

Class clown: Moose (from Z Is for Moose by Kelly Bingham, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky)

Coolest cat: Mr. Wuffles (from Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner)

Oddest duck: Odd Duck (from Odd Duck by Cecil Castellucci, illus. by Sara Varon)

Biggest party animal: Xander (from Xander’s Panda Party by Linda Sue Park, illus. by Matt Phelan)

Most conceited: Unicorn (from Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea)

Most conscientious: Penny (from Penny and her Marble by Kevin Henkes)

Teacher’s pet: Kelsey Green (from Kelsey Green, Reading Queen by Claudia Mills, illus. by Rob Shepperson)

Sweetest: Sugar (from Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes)

Luckiest: Summer (from The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata, illus. by Julia Kuo), Penelope Crumb (from Penelope Crumb Finds Her Luck by Shawn K. Stout, illus. by Valeria Docampo)

Weirdest: Blop (from I Am Blop! by Hervé Tullet)

Most improved student: Joe (from Joe and Sparky Go to School by Jamie Michalak, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz)

Most likely to get arrested for hacking: Marcus Yallow (from Homeland by Cory Doctorow)

Most likely to get arrested chained to a tree: Kate Sessions (from The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever by H. Joseph Hopkins, illus. by Jill McElmurry)

Most likely to run for president: Babymouse (from Babymouse for President by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm)

Most likely to succeed: Albert Einstein (from On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne; illus. by Vladimir Radunsky)

For more Horn Book silliness about books and authors we love, see our author/illustrator “Guess Who?” game and the 2013 Mind the Gap Awards.

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