Monthly Archives: January 2009

A Great Loss in ALSC

I’m very sorry to convey the tragic news that I know many of you know already: yesterday, on their way to the Denver airport following ALA Midwinter, ALSC Vice President Kate McClelland and Notable Children’s Videos Chair Kathy Krasniewicz were … Continue reading

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2009 Youth Media Awards

Newbery Medal “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman, HarperCollins Children’s Books Newbery Honor Books “The Underneath” by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by David Small, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing “The Surrender Tree: Poems … Continue reading

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2009 Coretta Scott King Awards and Honors

2009 CSK Illustrator Book winner: “The Blacker the Berry,” illustrated by Floyd Cooper, written by Joyce Carol Thomas. The book is published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Three 2009 CSK Illustrator Honors: “We Are the Ship: The Story … Continue reading

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2009 Caldecott Medal and Honors

2009 Caldecott Medal: Beth Krommes, illustrator of “The House in the Night,” written by Susan Marie Swanson, published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Three 2009 Caldecott Honor Books were named: Caldecott Honor Book: “A Couple of Boys Have the … Continue reading

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2009 Newbery Medal and Honors

2009 Newbery Medal: Neil Gaiman, author of “The Graveyard Book,” illustrated by Dave McKean The book is published by HarperCollins Children’s Books. Four Newbery Honor Books were named: 2009 Newbery Honor Book: “The Underneath” by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by David … Continue reading

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Reading for the Mock Awards

by Teresa Walls Last week I attended the Allen County (IN) Public Library’s Mock Sibert Event. It is one of five mock award programs held at the Allen County Public Library . The others are a Mock Caldecott, a Mock … Continue reading

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Reading the World Conference

     Save the dates March 28 – 29, 2009 for a trip to San Francisco. The University of San Francisco will host a conference celebrating multicultural literature for  children and young adults. Keynote speakers include Rosemary Wells, Marilyn Nelson, Francisco … Continue reading

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Mock Odyssey Award

Just one week until the Youth Media Awards press conference! I can’t wait to hear all the winning & honor titles, especially the audiobooks that receive the second-annual Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production distinction. I’ve been running a … Continue reading

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