Monday, January 14, 2008

Blogging live from the ALA Youth Media Awards

Schneider Family Award: Kami and the Yaks by Andrea Stryler for Young Children's Book, Reaching for Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer for Middle Grades Book, Hurt Go Happy by Ginny Rorby for Teen Book

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award: Honors: First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Hello Bumblebee Bat by Darrin Lunde, Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler, Vulture View by April Sayre, Winner: There Is a Bird on Your Head! by Mo Willems

Coretta Scott King Award: Winner: Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It by Sundee T. Frazier, Steptoe Award for New Talent Honors: November Blues by Sharon Draper, Twelve Rounds To Glory by Charles R. Smith Jr., King Author Award: Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis; Illustrator Honor: The Secret Olivia Told Me, Jazz on a Saturday Night ; Winner: Let it Shine by Ashley Bryan

Caldecott Award: Honors: Henry's Freedom Box by Kadir Nelson (illus.) and Ellen Levine, First the Egg by Lauren Seeger, The Wall by Peter Sis, Knuffle Bunny Too by Mo Willems Winner: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Newbery Award: Honors: Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis, The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt, Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson, Winner: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by Laura Amy Schlitz

Printz Award: Winner: The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean Honors: Dreamquake by Elizabeth Knox, One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clark, Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins, Your Own Sylvia by Stephanie Hemphill

Edwards Award: Orson Scott Card, for Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow

Odyssey Awards: Honors: Bloody Jack, Dooby Dooby Moo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Skulduggery Pleasant, Treasure Island. Winner: Jazz (Walter and Christopher Dean Myers)

Arbuthnot Lecturer: Walter Dean Myers

Batchelder Award: Honors: The Cat, or How I Lost Eternity by Julia Richter, Nicholas and the Gang by Rene Gosenny Winner: Brave Story by Miyuki Miyabe.

Sibert Medal: Honors: Nic Bishop Spiders, Lightship. Winner: The Wall by Peter Sis

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