Nonfiction Monday, 5.04.09
Children's Book Week

Children's Book Award News, continued

1. The shortlist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards (Canada) was announced.  

2. Paper Towns, by John Green, won an Edgar award for best young adult mystery, while The Postcard, by Tony Abbott, took the "best juvenile" category. Sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America, the prizes honored a number of books for adults, too. 

3. The new winners of Jane Addams Children's Book Awards—which go to books that "effectively promote the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and the equality of the sexes and all races as well as meeting conventional standards for excellence"—can be found at the website of the Jane Addams Peace Association. 

4. A new honor in the UK, the Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Award, went to Cristy Burne for Takeshita Demons.  Several other children's books were also recognized.


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