Monday, January 22, 2007

The Big Awards Day

Lotta awards being announced in kidlit today, including the Newbery and Caldecott. Not that you won't see this all over the place, but here ya go anyway:

Newbery Medal

The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, illustrated by Matt Phelan (Simon & Schuster/Richard Jackson)

Newbery Honor Books

Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm (Random House)
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson (Delacorte Press)
Rules by Cynthia Lord (Scholastic)

Caldecott Medal

Flotsam by David Wiesner (Clarion)

Caldecott Honor Books

Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet by David McLimans (Walker)
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Carole Boston Weatherford (Hyperion/Jump at the Sun)

As a personal note, huge props to Susan Patron who I was lucky enough to hear read from The Higher Power of Lucky the VERY FIRST time she read it in public. Great book and person, so yay!

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