Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Well, I'm thrilled that THE LION AND THE MOUSE won the 2010 Caldecott. Jerry Pinkney richly deserved that gold medal.
I'm also thrilled that WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead won the Newbery. One of my favorite books from 2009.
Hey, guessing two out of three ain't bad. That's the first time I've ever done that. Of course, I'm not the only bookseller who correctly predicted these two winners.
GOING BOVINE by Libba Bray was one of my picks for Printz honor, but it actually won the Printz award itself.
I'm sad that IF I STAY didn't win an honor. I thought Gayle Forman deserved mention.
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2010 ALA Youth Media Awards.
Special note to Babs for Books: you won the contest! You correctly guessed WHEN YOU REACHED ME as Newbery winner. Please e-mail me at JoanneRFritzATgmailDOTcom to give me your address and tell me which of these three books you'd like as your prize.