Monday, January 18, 2010

And the Awards Just Keep Coming...

What an exciting day! This morning I posted the winners of the ALA Youth Media Awards and now two more awards have been announded.

First though, Read Roger posted links two interviews from Notes From the Horn Book for Newbery Winner Rebecca Stead and Caldecott Winner Jerry Pinkney.

Now, on to more awards!

NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children


by Hester Bass, illustrated by E.B. Lewis
(Candlewick Press)

Honor Books

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone
(Candlewick Press)

Darwin: With Glimpses into His Private Journal and Letters by Alice B. McGinty (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children)

The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. Turner (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children)

How Many Baby Pandas? by Sandra Markle (Walker Books for Young Readers)

Noah Webster: Weaver of Words by Pegi Deitz Shea (Calkins Creek Books)

Recommended Books

The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth by Kathleen Krull (Knopf Books for Young Readers)

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose (Farrar Straus and Giroux)

Eleanor, Quiet No More by Doreen Rappaport (Hyperion Books for Children)

The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews during the Holocaust by Karen Gray Ruelle (Holiday House)

Life in the Boreal Forest by Brenda Z. Guiberson (Henry Holt and Company)

One Giant Leap by Robert Burleigh (Philomel Books)

Truce by Jim Murphy (Scholastic)

Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland by Sally M. Walker (Carolrhoda Books)

Native American Youth Literature Awards (thank you Debbie Reese)

Best Picture Book

A Coyote Solstice Tale by Thomas King;  illustrated by Gary Clement (Groundwood Books, 2009)

Best Middle School Book

Meet Christopher: An Osage Indian Boy from Oklahoma by Genevieve Simermeyer, with photographs by Katherine Fogden (National Museum of the American Indian, in association with Council Oak Books, 2008).

Best Young Adult Book

Between the Deep Blue Sea and Me: A Novel by Lurline Wailana McGregor's (Kamehameha Publishing, 2008)

Congratulations to these authors!

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