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And the winners are…

10 Jan

This morning I had the good fortune to, for the first time, attend the announcement of the 2011 ALA Youth Media Awards in person. The room was buzzing, as youth librarians from around the world celebrated our version of the Oscars. Without the designer gowns and red carpet posing (maybe we should add that… or does that happen at the full conference this summer?)

I did my best to live-tweet the winners, but my ipod touch died right before the thing started and I couldn’t type fast enough on my phone. So I just gave the highlights. The full list can be found on ALA’s website here.

The biggies, for me, though:







I’m generally pretty bad at predicting the winners (except for last year), and I’ll admit that most of the Newbery winners were completely off my radar this year. But they all look great! Congratulations to the winners!

And the winners are…

18 Jan

Randolph Caldecott Medal

Holy guacamole, I picked ’em! My picks for Newbery and Caldecott medals WON! That NEVER happens! Plus, I’ve actually read a bunch of these! Whoa! I think I’ll go buy a lottery ticket or something!

The ALA Children’s book awards were announced this morning.  The lucky winners are:

Caldecott Medal (award goes to the illustrator, in bold):

  • Pinkney, Jerry.  The Lion and the Mouse, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. [Yay!]

Caldecott Honors:

  • Scanlon, Liz.  All the World, illustrated by Marla Frazee.
  • Sidman, Joyce. Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski.

Newbery Medal:

  • Stead, Rebecca. When You Reach Me. [Double yay!]

Newbery Honors:

  • Hoose, Phillip.  Claudette Colvin, Twice Toward Justice.
  • Kelly, Jacqueline. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.  [loved it!]
  • Lin, Grace. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.
  • Philbrick, Rodman. Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg.  [great story!]

Printz Medal:

  • Bray, Libba. Going Bovine. [actually sitting right now on my mantle waiting to be read. Better get on it!]

Printz Honors:

  • Heiligman, Deborah. Charles and Emma: The Darwin’s Leap of Faith. [Excellent. And I’m not a non-fiction fan]
  • Yancey, Rick. The Monstrumologist.
  • Rapp, Adam. Punkzilla.
  • Barnes, John. Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973.

You can see the full list of the awards, including the Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpre, and Sibert here.

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