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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Book Lovers News ... Newbery Medal and more

Yesterday, the American Library Association announced this year's award-winning titles!

The Graveyard BookThe House in the NightThe major awards went to:
Newbery Medal: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Caldecott Medal: The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson

Plus there were a bunch of other awards:
Coretta Scott King Author Award: We are the Ship by Kadir Nelson
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award: The Blacker the Berry by Joyce Carol Thomas
Michael L. Printz Award: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Robert F. Sibert Medal: We are the Ship by Kadir Nelson
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award: Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems
Schneider Family Book Award, Children's: Piano Starts Here by Robert Andrew Parker
Schneider Family Book Award, Middle School: Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
Mildred L. Batchelder Award: Moribito by Nahoko Uehashi
Pura Belpre Author Award: The Surrender Tree by Margarita Engle
Pura Belpre Illustrator Award: Just in Case by Yuyi Morales
and others...

If you like reading books award-winning books, you've got your work (or play!) cut out for you! Enjoy!

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