Monday, January 18, 2010

ALA Youth Media Awards

I got up early (on my day off!) to watch the live Twitter feed of this year's ALA Youth Media Awards. I predicted a couple correctly, and was terribly off on others but it was fun to read the tweets from everyone-almost as good as being there!:) Here's what won:

Caldecott Winner-The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney (predicted correctly!)
Honors: All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon and Marla Frazee
Red Sings From Treetops by Joyce Sidman and Pamela Zagarenski


Newbery Winner: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (predicted correctly and not a surprise at all)
Honors: Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip M. Hoose
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
The Mostly True Adventures of Homor P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

Printz: Winner: Going Bovine by Libba Bray (totally shocked! I got this whole list wrong!)
Honors: Charles and Emma: The Darwins Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
The Monstrumologist by Richard Yancey
Punkzilla by Adam Rapp
Tales of the Madman Underground by John Barnes

Charles and Emma also ended up the winner of the new YALSA non-fiction award, which I was very excited about.

Morris Award Winner: Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan

Sibert Award Winner: Almost Astronauts by Tanya Lee Stone
Honors: Moonshot by Brian Floca
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip M. Hoose
The Day Glo Brothers by Chris Barton

Out of all these I've only read three and predicted three correctly! I've just added a lot to my TBR pile!

What do you think of the winners? Any surprises?

4 comments:

  1. I know! This morning was so fun! (And worth getting up early on my day off, too.)

    It's so amazing to me that a few years ago I remember working at Barnes & Noble on the day the awards were announced and we had NO IDEA who had won until quite late in the day. And now we can watch it (or at least read the tweets about it) as it happens!

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  2. Awesome job the predictions. I was smiling through it, remembering them. You totally nailed the Caldecott AND the Newberry. Color me impressed. :)

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  3. I'm sorry I missed it! I'll have to catch it next time if I can. Congrats to everyone and your predictions. ;D

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  4. I had so much fun following the Twitter feed. I was disappointed at first that I couldn't get the video to work, but it ended up as more enjoyable to read what my twitter friends were saying.

    The big surprise to me was the exclusion of "Marcelo in the Real World" from the Printz Awards. It's such a great book.

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