And the winners are…

January 26, 2009

Newbery: The Graveyard Book by Gaiman; Honors: The Underneath, The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle, Savvy, and After Tupac & D Foster. We own multiple copies of all of these except The Surrender Tree, which I ordered copies of this morning as well as additional copies of the others.

Caldecott: The House in the Night by Swanson.  Honors: A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, How Ilearned Georgraphy, and A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams.  I ordered extra copies of all of these including the William Carlos William title which we have had on back order for awhile.

Theodor Seuss Geisel: Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Willems. Honors: Chicken said, ‘Cluck!’, One Boy, Stinky, and Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator.  We own all of these except Wolfsnail, which is now on order.

Sibert: We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Nelson.  Honors: Bodies from the Ice and What to do About AliceWe are the Ship was also won the Coretta Scott King Award for authors and was a CSK illustrator honor book.  We seem  to be missing a couple of our We are the Ship books, so I’ve ordered additional copies of it and copies of Bodies from the Ice, which we don’t currently own.

Coretta Scott King author award: We are the Ship.  Honors: poetry book The Blacker the Berry, Keeping the Night Watch and YA novel Becoming Billie Holiday.

Coretta Scott King illustrator award: The Blacker the Berry illustrated by Thomas.  Honors: We are the Ship, Before John was a Jazz Giant, and The Moon Over Star.

CSK/Steptoe New Talent Author Award: Shandra Strickland, illustrator of Bird.  We don’t currently own copies of this title, but I’ve put some on order this morning.

Schneider Family Book Award: for young children: Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum; and for middle school: Waiting for Normal.

Pura Belpre author award: The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom.  Honors: Just in Case, YA novel Reaching Out, and The Storyteller’s Candle.

Pura Belpre illustrator award: Just in Case. Honors: Papa and Me, The Storyteller’s Candle, and  What can you do with a Rebozo?

Batchelder Award: Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit. Honors: Garmann’s Summer, and YA novel Tiger Moon.

******YA Awards*******

Printz:  Jellicoe Road by Marchetta.  Honors: Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing…volume II, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, Nation, and Tender Morsels.

William C Morris Award: A Curse as Dark as Gold by Bunce.


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