14 January 2008

almost forgot...

My fabulous friend and colleague, A, texted me Saturday to let me know that the Coretta Scott King committee is adding a new award: The Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. This will be awarded to an author, illustrator, and/or a librarian! I have no details, just a brief text message received. If anyone else has more details, please fill me in. A tells me this is to be awarded beginning in 2009.


I have to leave for work, but throughout the day, I will clean up the award info, add links, (maybe) give opinions, etc.

I'mma have a lot to think about on the ride in!

updated at noon, 1/14/08: As far as I know, all of the information and links below are now correct. Thanks for your patience. My top priority was just getting the news up ASAP!

John Newbery Medal

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson

Randolph Caldecott Medal

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Henry's Freedom Box illustrated by Kadir Nelson and written by Ellen Levine
First, the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
The Wall by Peter Sis
Knuffle Bunny, Too by Mo Willems

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

There is a Bird on Your Head by Mo Willems

First, the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Hello, Bumblebee Bat by Darrin Lunde and illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne
Jazz Baby written by Lisa Wheeler and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre and illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Andrew Carnegie Medal

Jump In! Freestyle Edition produced by Kevin Lafferty along with executive producer John Davis, and co-producers, Amy Palmer Robertson and Danielle Sterling

Pure Belpre Author Award

The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Sean Qualls

Frida: ¡Viva la vida! Long Live Life! by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
Martina, the Beautiful Cockroach
retold by Carmen Agra Deedy, illustrated by Michael Austin
Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marissa Montes, illustrated by Yuyi Morales

Pura Belpre Award for Illustration

Los Gatos Black on Halloween illustrated by Yuyi Morales and written by Marisa Montes


My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez/Me llamo gabito: La vida de Gabriel García Márquez illustrated by Raúl Colón and written by Monica Brown

My Colors, My World/Mis colores, mi mundo written and illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez

Robert F. Sibert Medal

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain written and illustrated by Peter Sís

Nic Bishop Spiders by Nic Bishop
Lightship written and illustrated by Brian Floca

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

VIZ Media for Brave Story by Miyuki Miyabe, translated by Alexander O. Smith

Milkweed Editions for The Cat or, How I Lost Eternity by Jutta Richter, translated by Anna Brailovsky
Phaidon Press for Nicholas and the Gang by Rene Goscinny, translated by Anthea Bell

May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

The 2009 lecture will be delivered by...

Walter Dean Myers

Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production

Live Oak Media for Jazz

Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary 'Jacky' Faber, Ship's Boy, produced by Listen & Live Audio
Dooby Dooby Moo, produced by Scholastic/Weston Woods
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, produced by Listening Library
Skulduggery Pleasant, produced by HarperChildren's Audio
Treasure Island, produced by Listening Library

Michael L. Printz Award

The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean

Dreamquake by Elizabeth Knox
One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke
Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill

Margaret A. Edwards Award

The winner of the Edwards award is...

Orson Scott Card

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards


Let it Shine written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan

The Secret Olivia Told Me illustrated by Nancy Devard and written by N. Joy
Jazz on a Saturday Night written and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

Coretta Scott King Author Awards

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

November Blues by Sharon Draper
Twelve Rounds to Glory by Charles R. Smith, Jr.

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award

Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It by Sundee T. Frazier

Schneider Family Book Awards

Best Children's Book
Kami and the Yaks written by Andrea Stenn Stryer and illustrated by Bert Dodson

Best Middle School Book
Reaching for Sun by Tracy Vaughn Zimmer

Best Teen Book
Hurt Go Happy by Ginny Rorby

Alex Awards

American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China by Matthew Polly
Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff
Essex County Volume 1: Tales from the Farm by Jeff Lemire
Genghis: Birth of an Empire by Conn Iggulden
The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Night Birds by Thomas Maltman
The Spellman Files
by Lisa Lutz

ALA Book Awards

I am *really* hoping our Monday Morning staff meeting doesn't overlap with this most exciting day in the children's lit year -- annoouncement of the ALA Children's Book Awards.

Awards to be announced today are:

Alex Awards for the best adult books that appeal to teen audience

Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children's video

Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children

Coretta Scott King Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults that demonstrate sensitivity to "the true worth and value of all beings"

Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults

May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award recognizing an author, critic, librarian, historian, or teacher of children's literature, who then presents a lecture at a winning host site

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults

Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an outstanding children's book translated from a foreign language and subsequently published in the United States

Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature

Odyssey Award for audiobook excellence

Pura Belpre Award for a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work "best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth"

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children

Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the outstanding book for beginning reader

I'm going to try to get in on the webcast and post the winners as announced. Later, I will add links and pictures to those entries.

Predictions? I am almost always wrong. BUT. I think Elijah of Buxton is Newbery-bound and I would love to see the innovative artwork in 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore acknowledged.