Monday, January 26, 2009

The Big Announcements

First I was using twitter, for the last two awards I used PW. My thoughts will be in a separate post.

Alex Awards--10 Best Adult Books
Benioff, David. City of Thieves.
Swanwick, Michael. The Dragons of Babel
Ferraris, Zoe. Finding Nouf.
Tinti, Hannah. The Good Thief.
King, Stephen. Just After Sunset: Stories.
Jordan, Hillary. Mudbound.
Tucker, Todd. Over and Under.
Bloom, Stephen G. The Oxford Project.
Barow, Toby. Sharp Teeth.
Rebeck, Theresa. Three Girls and Their Brother.

Schneider Family Book Awards
0-10: Parker, Robert Andrew. Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum.
11-13. Connor, Leslie. Waiting for Normal
13-18 Friesen, Jonathan. Jerk, California

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award: (illustrator) Strickland, Shadra. Bird. Written by Zetta Elliott.

Illustrator Honor Books:
Nelson, Kadir. Author/Illustrator. We Are The Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball.
Qualls, Sean. Illustrator. Before John Was A Jazz Giant. Written by Carole Boston Weatherford
Pinkney, Jerry. The Moon Over Star. Written by Dianna Hutts Aston.

Illustrator Winner:
Cooper, Floyd. The Blacker the Berry. Written by Joyce Carol Thomas.

Author Honor Books
Thomas, Joyce Carol. The Blacker the Berry. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper.
Smith, Hope Anita. Keeping the Night Watch. Illustrated by E.B. Lewis.
Weatherford, Carole Boston. Becoming Billie Holiday. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper.

Author Winner:
Nelson, Kadir. We Are The Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball.

Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production
The Absolutely True Diary of A Part Time Indian written/narrated by Sherman Alexie

Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults:
Laurie Halse Anderson

William C. Morris Award
Bunce, Elizabeth C. A Curse Dark As Gold.

Michael L. Printz Award Honors:
Anderson, M.T. Octavian Nothing, volume 2
Lockhart, E. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Pratchett, Terry. Nation.
Lanagan, Margo. Tender Morsels.

Michael L. Printz Award Winner:
Marchetta, Melina. Jellicoe Road.

Pura Belpre Awards

Illustrator Honor Books
Gutierrez, Rudy. Papa and Me. Written by Arthur Dorros
Delacre, Lulu. The Storyteller's Candle. Written by Lucia Gonzalez
Cordova, Amy. What Can You Do With a Rebozo. Written by Carmen Tafolla.
Illustrator Award
Morales, Yuyi. Just In Case.

Author Honor Books:
Morales, Yuyi. Just In Case
Jimenez, Francisco. Reaching Out
Gonzalez, Lucia. The Storyteller's Candle.
Author Award
Engle, Margarita. The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom.

Mildred L. Batchelder Award
Uehashi, Nahoko. Morbito: Guardian of the Spirit. Translated by Cathy Hirano

Robert F. Sibert Medal
Honor Books:
Deem, James M. Bodies From the Ice: Melting Glaciers and Rediscovery of the Past.
Kerley, Barbara. What To Do About Alice: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy!
Sibert Medal
Nelson, Kadir. We Are the Ship.

Geisel Award Winner:
Willems, Mo. Are You Ready to Play Outside.

Geisel Honor Books:
Grant, Judyann Ackerman. Chicken Said, Cluck.
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. One Boy.
Davis, Eleanor. Stinky.
Campbell, Sarah C. Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award: Ashley Bryan

Newbery Award:
Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard Book

Newbery Honors:
Appelt, Kathi. The Underneath.
Engle, Margarita. The Surrender Tree.
Law, Ingrid. Savvy.
Woodson, Jacqueline. After Tupac & D Foster

Caldecott Medal:
Krommes, Beth, illustrator. The House In the Night. Written by Susan Marie Swanson

Caldecott Honors:
Frazee, Marla. A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever.
Shulevitz, Uri. How I Learned Geography.
Sweet, Melissa. (illustrator) A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams. Written by Jen Bryant.

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Debi 6:05 AM  

Sheesh--I've never even heard of a couple of those awards! Looks like I've got a lot of reading to do. Bet you've read nearly every one of those, haven't you? *said with just a tad of envy in the voice* :)

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