Monday, January 23, 2012

Gantos! Raschka! Whaley! More!

Here are a couple of good articles recapping the results of the children's book awards announcements this morning. I've been with 4-year-olds all day, but I look forward to sitting down a bit later and reading over all this more carefully.

From The New York Times:
January 23, 2012, 9:08 AM

Tale of Comic Adventures Wins Newbery Medal

A sly, gothic and quasi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is grounded by his parents and sent to type obituaries for a neighbor, leading to a string of comic adventures, won the John Newbery Medal on Monday for the year’s most outstanding contribution to children’s literature ...
From School Library Journal:

*UPDATED* Gantos, Raschka Awarded Newbery, Caldecott

By SLJ Staff 
January 23, 2012 
This story was updated at 2:45 PM.
The audience roared its approval this morning in Dallas after hearing that author Jack Gantos's Dead End in Norvelt (Farrar) won the Newbery Medal and Chris Raschka's A Ball for Daisy (Random/Schwartz & Wade Bks) nabbed the Caldecott Medal. Raschka's book was a favorite going into the American Library Association's (ALA) Youth Media Awards this morning...

-Rebecca Young

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