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tubooks: 2014 American Indian Youth Literature Awards announced Congratulations to author Joseph Bruchac for winning the Best Young Adult Novel category with Killer of Enemies! We’re so proud. Congratulations also to Tim Tingle, winner of Best Middle School Novel, and … Continue reading
prismbooks: A vibrant new picture book biography of Horace Pippin, written by Jen Bryant and illustrated by one of our all-time favorites, Melissa Sweet. Schneider Family Book Award winner AND a Sibert Honor! to one of my favorite books of … Continue reading
librarianpirate: Nino Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales won the Pura Belpre illustrator award! I was hoping it would win a Caldecott but still. I loved this one. Honors went to “Maria Had a Little Llama / María Tenia una Llamita,” … Continue reading
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librarianpirate: And the Caldecotts! I am so excited that I had not only read all four of them but we had put all four of them on our Mock Caldecott! So I promise you, these are all lovely books. I’m … Continue reading
fishingboatproceeds: Congratulations to the 2014 Printz Award winners!!!!! (For those who don’t know, the Printz Award is like the Oscars of YA literature.) Whenever anyone tells you that YA books lack quality or diversity, read some Printz winners. They show … Continue reading
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fudgeyeahmiddlegrade: CONGRATS TO ALL THE NEWBERY TITLES! woot!
schoollibraryjournal: At the SLJ office, Elizabeth Bird and Lori Ess in rehearsal for the first-ever Youth Media Awards Pre-Game Show. Be there (early 7:30 am) or be square. I’ll be there!
Caldecott musings … what are your favorite picture books of 2013? inquiring minds want to know!!
one of my favorites of the year wins the Gryphon Award (given annually to a book that best exemplifies those qualities that successfully bridge the gap in difficulty between books for reading aloud to children and books for practiced … Continue reading