Monday, January 26, 2009

We Have a Winner!

The ALA awards were announced today--arguably the biggest awards in contemporary children's literature. Take a look at the winners and honor books:

2009 Newbery Winner:

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

2009 Newbery Honor books:

The Underneath, by Kathi Appelt
Savvy, by Ingrid Law
After Tupac and D Foster, by Jacqueline Woodson
Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle

2009 Printz Winner:

Jellicoe Road by Marlene Marchetta

2009 Printz Honor Books:

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves by M.T. Anderson
Nation by Terry Pratchett
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

2009 Caldecott Winner:

The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson and Beth Krommes

2009 Caldecott Honor Books:

A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee
River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet
How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz

Now I have a ton more books to add to my reading list. Congratulations to all the authors and illustrators!