No, we're not talking about the Oscars. Kids booksellers (and favorite mother-son duo) Merrilee and Thomas share their predictions for the 2019 Caldecott and Newbery Medal winners. Who do YOU think will win? Picture books are Merrilee's thing. As much as we all try to know a little bit about everything, booksellers tend to have … Continue reading BookKids: Awards season is here!
The 2015 Newbery Medal has gone to Matt de la Peña for Last Stop on Market Street (iIllustrated by Christian Robinson). The 2015 Randolph Caldecott Medal went to Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, illustrated by Sophie Blackall, written by Lindsay Mattick. The Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults … Continue reading Newbery, Caldecott & Printz Award Winners Announced!
In case you haven't heard, tomorrow is a big day for football. But there is another really big day early in the morning on Monday, February 2. No one will be spiking the ball, evaluating multi-million dollar commercials, or lip syncing at halftime. Nope, the question Monday morning will be "what will win?" as children's … Continue reading The Super Bowl of Children’s Literature, 2/2/14
~post by Ellen This past January, over 10,000 librarians, publishers, and book-industry people met for the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. If you want to read about the conference in more detail, you can do so here, but I’m going to tell you about my ALA Midwinter 2014. I’m not sure how many … Continue reading My Trip to the ALA Midwinter Meeting
This morning the American Library Association announced the winners of this year's Youth Media Awards. Included in the ALA Awards are the 2014 recipients of the Caldecott Medal and the Newbery Medal. Congratulations to all of the winners and honorees! Flora and Ulysses was one of our favorite books of 2013 and we're thrilled (and not … Continue reading ALA Youth Media Awards Announced
~post by Children’s Book Buyer Meghan G. I recently posted about how much I liked this year's Caldecott selections, but there were a lot more honors announced this week, including the prestigious Newbery, Printz, and Coretta Scott King awards. There are a ton of great books on these lists, but I wanted to highlight just … Continue reading More BookPeople Favorites From the ALA Awards
~post by Children's Book Buyer Meghan G. Every year, as we await the announcement of the American Library Association's prestigious Youth Media Awards, we talk amongst ourselves here at BookPeople about what books we'd love to see on the various lists. So when we tuned in for the big reveal this morning, we all had … Continue reading The Caldecott Committee Honors Some of Our Favorite Books of 2012
MICHAEL L. PRINTZ AWARD In Darkness by Nick Blake Printz Honor Books: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein Dodger by Terry Pratchett The White Bicycle by Beverley Brenna _____________________________________________________________________ CALDECOTT MEDAL This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen Caldecott Honor Books: … Continue reading ALA Youth Media Award Winners
The 2012 Newbery Medal has gone to Jack Gantos for his novel, Dead End in Norvelt. The 2012 Randolph Caldecott Medal goes to Chris Raschka for A Ball for Daisy. John Corey Whaley received the Michael L. Printz Award for Where Things Come Back. PW has the long list of honored books. Why We Broke … Continue reading Newbery, Caldecott & Printz Winners Announced!