Monday, January 14, 2008

Big Day Is Here....


2008 Awards and Honors

Newbery Medal Winner: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices From a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz.
Newbery Honor books: Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis, The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt, Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson

Caldecott Medal Winner: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Caldecott Honor Books: Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine, illustrated by Kadir Nelson; First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger; The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis; Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity.

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winner (Author Category): Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
Honor books: November Blues by Sharon M. Draper; Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali by Charles R. Smith

Coretta Scott King Book Winner (Illustrator category): Let It Shine by Ashley Bryan
Honor books: The Secret Olivia Told Me by N. Joy, illustrated by Nancy Devard; Jazz On A Saturday Night by Leo and Diane Dillon.

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award: Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything In It by Sundee T. Frazier

Schneider Family Book Award: (age 11-13) Reaching for Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer (age 13-18) Hurt Go Happy by Ginny Rorby

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winner: There Is A Bird On Your Head! by Mo Willems
Honor Books: First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger; Hello, Bumblebee Bat by Darrin Lunde; Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler; Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre.

Margaret A. Edwards Award Winner: (Lifetime Achievement) Orson Scott Card. (Yes, you heard me ORSON SCOTT CARD) (Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow)

Pura Belpre Award: Yuyi Morales illustrator of Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa Montes; Margarita Engle author of The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano, illustrated by Sean Qualls.
Honor books (illustrator): My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez illustrated by Raul Colon, written by Monica Brown; My Colors, My World by Maya Christina Gonzalez.
Honor books (author): Frida: Viva la vida! Long Live Life by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand; Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale by Carmen Agra Deedy; Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa Montes.

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Winner: The Wall by Peter Sis
Honor Books: Lightship by Brian Floca; Nic Bishop Spiders by Nic Bishop

Michael L. Printz Award Winner: The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
Honor Books: Dreamquake by Elizabeth Knox; One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke; Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins; Your Own Sylvia by Stephanie Hemphill

Mildred L. Batchelder Award: Brave Story by Miyuki Miyabe (translated by Alexander O. Smith
Honor books: The Cat: Or How I Lost Eternity by Jutta Richter (translated by Anna Brailovsky); Nicholas and the Gang by Rene Goscinny (translated by Anthea Bell)

Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Productions Winner: Jazz
Honor titles: Bloody Jack: Being An Account of the the Curious Adventures of Mary 'Jacky' Faber; Ship's Boy; Dooby Dooby Moo; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; Skulduggery Pleasant; Treasure Island.

Notable Children's Audio Recordings 2008
Notable Children's Video Recordings 2008

1 comments:

Chris 1:52 PM  

Thanks so much for putting this list together Becky :) I know this must have been exciting for you, huh? I've got to read the Newbery winner! I've never even heard of it and I've loved nearly all of the Newbery winners that I've read. And a HUGE congrats to OSC. I couldn't be happier for him :D

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