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Monday, January 22, 2007

The 2006 Award Results are IN!!



     After several tries I finally hooked into the ALA webcast. It is so well done with the power point presentation of the books as the announcements are made.
     This year's CALDECOTT is . . . drum roll please . . . "FLOTSAM" by David Wiesner!! No surprise there.
     Two other big winners were "MOSES" illustrated by Kadir Nelson. It won the CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARD and was a CALDECOTT honor book - WOW!
     "Rules" by Cynthia Lord won the SCHNEIDER FAMILY AWARD for middle school and was a NEWBERY HONOR!! Wow, wow!!
Other winners were:
"Higher Power of Lucky" by Susan Patron won the Newbery (how was this not on my radar?). Congratulations to the illustrator, Matt Phelan!
"Small Steps" by Louis Sachar won the teen Schneider Family Award.
"Jazz" by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers also won a Coretta Scott King honor - again, no surprise there.
Lois Lowry was awarded the Margaret Edwards Award.
"Octavian Nothing" won an Printz honor. (You can read my review here.)
Big shake-up: a graphic novel won the Prinz Award - "American Born Chinese." I gotta get my hands on this.
     Those were the biggies on my radar. You can read more about the awards at the American Library Association.
What a rush!

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