Welcome to my new followers. I'm glad you're here.
Yes, it's that time of year again. Sorry, I meant to post this a few days ago but Blogger failed me in an epic way (it wouldn't let me post a new post!). Anyway, the ALA Awards for children's literature will be announced on Monday morning, Jan 10, 2011.
These prestigious awards include (among numerous others) the Newbery, the Caldecott and the Printz. Think you know a lot about kidlit? Did you read a lot of wonderful MG and YA books in 2010? Are you good at predicting the future? heh heh
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen and try your hand at guessing which picture book from 2010 will win the Caldecott medal, and/or which 2010 middle grade book will win the Newbery, and/or which 2010 YA book will win the Printz award. We're talking only about the gold medal winners here, NOT the silver honors.
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia?
The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan? The Crossing by Jim Murphy? Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman? Or something else?
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King? Or to Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly?
Or some book no one has thought of? Maybe you'll be the one.
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PER CATEGORY. You don't HAVE to try to guess all three, but you may. In other words, you may guess:
1) one title for Caldecott
2) one title for Newbery
3) one title for Printz
or any combination thereof.
Simply fill in the comment form to tell me your guesses. You don't have to be a follower. If you don't know anything about picture books, you can still try to predict which book will win a Newbery and/or which book will win a Printz. Remember that these must be books published in 2010 (and usually by American authors). For the official criteria for each category, visit the ALA's website. For Newbery, go here. For Caldecott, go here. For Printz, go here (you have to scroll down a bit).
This contest is open to residents of the US only (sorry, but after all, these are American awards). And the prize? Anyone who correctly guesses any or all of these winners will receive a hardcover copy of the book they guessed correctly, subject to availability (I may have to wait until the bookstore gets in more stock). And yes, this means there could be more than one winner! Or there may be none, which means next week I'll have to think of some other giveaway (hmm, I do have too many books to fit on my shelves...)
Hurry, because this contest closes at 11:59 EST pm on Sunday, January 9, 2011. I'll announce the awards no later than Wed Jan 12, 2011.