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Ides of March Award Roundup, 3.15.13

Catching Up

Hey, y'all! I hibernated for a few weeks during the cold weather, and then the robins returned and reminded me that it's almost spring and time to post. This morning, though, whew. We're having quite a wind storm, and a small tree fell on top of the backyard chicken coop. I made a quick dash outside to determine that all was fine. The girls are inside the hutch, most likely complaining and contemplating a rent strike.

Anyway, back to books.

Here are some recent book awards and award nominations.

The Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards, a.k.a. the Cybils. Many categories, from book apps to young adult fiction.

Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award

Nebula Award nominees, sponsored by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. This list includes the finalists for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Red House Children's Book Award (UK)

Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlists (UK)

Stella Prize longlist (Australia). Honoring women's writing. The nominees include at least one YA book.

Australian Independent Bookseller Awards shortlists. Including a kids' book category.

National Book Critics Circle Awards nominees. (Honoring adult books only.) Winners announced tomorrow, Feb. 28.

Scottish Children's Book Awards shortlist

Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year (UK). Funny! All nominated books are for grown-ups, as far as I know.


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I heard geese here when I woke up this morning, so spring is definitely in the air!

I'm glad none of the girls were hurt in the tree mishap.

I imagine the girls were very surprised when the tree fell. I hear it hit. Loud!

Isn't Rochester famous for lilacs, or am I imagining things? We do have a bit of a wait until lilac time, but I love 'em.

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