to our 2009 ALA Award Winners!
MORSELS by Margo
Lanagan is a MICHAEL L. PRINTZ HONOR winner.
STARTS HERE: The Young Art Tatum by Robert
Andrew Parker was awarded the SCHNEIDER FAMILY
This award recognizes books that embody an artistic
expression of the disability experience.
Christina Meldrum is a WILLIAM C. MORRIS AWARD FINALIST.
Beginning in 2009, this award honors a debut book published
by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating
impressive new voices in young adult literature.
Reading List" is out!
15 Random House Books made the list. Check out
the following books Oprah loves for kids:
Up, Duck?: A Book of Opposites
Go, Dog, Go!
Your Manners, B. B. Wolf
Maxwell Does Not Love Stuwart Little
But Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson
Buckley's Universe and Everything In It
1925: Views from the Scopes Trial
Check out Christopher
Paolini, on tour for the release of Brisingr!
Find out tour dates here.
Mark your calendars!
Brashares has a new book coming out in January
2009. The book is called 3 Willows.
Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by
Stephanie Hemphill wins the Michael L. Printz
Established in 1999, the Michael L. Printz Award
honors excellence in literature written for young
Buckley's Universe and Everything In It by Sundee
T. Frazier wins the Coretta Scott King/ John Steptoe
Award for New Talent.
The Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe New Talent Author
Award is given to African American authors and illustrators
to affirm new talent and offers visibility to excellence
in writing or illustration at the beginning of a career
as a published book creator.
Dean Myers wins the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award.
This award honors an author, critic, librarian, historian,
or teacher of children's literature, of any country,
who will present a lecture at a winning host site.
Alfred A. Knopf Books
for Young Readers will publish book three of Christopher
Paolini's #1 bestselling Inheritance series!
The third book will be released on September
23, 2008. The series will be expanded to include
a fourth full-length novel.
To read the full press release, click
Knopf and Crown Books for Young Readers
is happy to announce the publication of a new book
Once Upon a Time in the North, the newest adventure
in the His Dark Materials universe, is set for an April
To read the full press release, click
Compass by Philip Pullman is the latest
pick for the Today Show's "Al's
Book Club for Kids"!
This first book from the His Dark Materials trilogy
will be featured on the Today Show this fall. For more
details, visit the Today
Golden Compass by
Philip Pullman has been named the GREATEST children's
book of the past 70 years!
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Carnegie
Medal, readers were invited to vote on their all-time
favorite book from a list of previous Medal winners.
The Golden Compass received more than 40% of the
votes in this global poll!
Just in Case by Meg
Rosoff wins the 2007 Carnegie Medal.
The Carnegie Medal is awarded by the Chartered Institute
of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) for
an outstanding book for children and young people.
Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon by Mini Grey won the 2007 Kate Greenaway
Medal and is nominated for a 2007 Quill Award.
The Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded by CILIP for
an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children
and young people.
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson and Penny
from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm both win Newbery
The John Newbery Medal and Honor Awards recognize the
authors of the year’s most outstanding contributions
to children’s literature.
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak wins
a Printz Honor.
The Michael L. Printz Award, established in 1999,
honors excellence in literature written for young adults.
Steps by Louis Sachar wins the Schneider
Family Book Award.
The Schneider Family Book Award is for books that embody
an artistic expression of the disability experience.
Pull of the Ocean by Jean-Claude Mourlevat,
translated by Y. Maudet wins the Mildred L. Batchelder
The Mildred L. Batchelder Award is for an outstanding
children's book translated from a foreign language and
subsequently published in the United States.
Killer’s Tears by Anne-Laure Bondoux
wins the Mildred L. Batchelder Honor.
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Lowry wins the Margaret A. Edwards Award.
The Margaret A. Edwards Award is for lifetime achievement
in writing for young adults.