Newbery (to Gaiman), Caldecott (to Krommes), and Other Children's Literature Award Winners
January 26, 2009
It's a big day for children's literature. Via a Globe Newswire press release, you can read about the following prizes, which were announced at a meeting of the American Library Association:
Newbery Medal: Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book
Caldecott Medal: Beth Krommes, The House in the Night
Michael R. Printz Award: Melina Marchetta, Jellicoe Road
Coretta Scott King Book Awards: Kadir Nelson, We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball (author award); Floyd Cooper, The Blacker the Berry (illustrator award)
Schneider Family Book Award: Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum, written and illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker
Geisel Award: Are You Ready to Play Outside?, written and illustrated by Mo Willems
Pura Belpré Awards: Yuyi Morales, Just in Case (illustrator award); Margarita Engle, The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom (author award)
Siebert Medal: Kadir Nelson, We Are the Ship
More awards and all the runners up are on the press release.
Thank you for this update Susan! And the coincidence of it all...just yesterday my son asked to visit a graveyard! We didn't of course LOL but now I know just the book to read aloud together :)
Posted by: Suji | January 26, 2009 at 07:56 PM
Suji, that is a coincidence! I bought The Graveyard Book today as a read-aloud. I love tracking these award lists because I find out about so many new (to me!) books.
Posted by: Susan_Thomsen | January 26, 2009 at 08:23 PM
Another superbly crafted piece from Neil Gaiman. The cast of characters are written to perfection. The dead maintain an eerie timelessness, while the other supernatural creatures are subtle yet distinct. A magnificent fantasy story, which is not to be missed.
Posted by: Ed Hardy Toys | January 26, 2009 at 08:56 PM
Always such an exciting day, isn't it? We're still all abuzz over it here. :)
Posted by: adrienne | January 27, 2009 at 02:48 PM
Adrienne, I really enjoy seeing who wins what. I am almost never right in my predictions.
Posted by: Susan (Chicken Spaghetti) | January 28, 2009 at 11:23 AM
Ed, thanks for stopping by. I'm looking forward to reading The Graveyard Book.
Posted by: Susan (Chicken Spaghetti) | January 28, 2009 at 11:24 AM