If you hurry, there's still time to enter my contest! Here's a link to the details.
Go on. What have you got to lose? And (if you are a US resident and you correctly guess one of the winners) you could win a hardcover book from 2010. There also may be more than one winner!
For the record, here are my predictions for the awards:
CALDECOTT: Art & Max by David Wiesner
NEWBERY: The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan and Peter Sis
PRINTZ: Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
Of course, uh, aside from last year, I've never managed to guess the winners.
And now, just for fun (no prizes for this), what do you think will win honors? You may guess up to four in each category (in 2008, the Caldecott committee gave out 4 honors; most years the Newbery commitee awards that many too).
Here are my honor guesses:
CALDECOTT HONORS: City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems and Jon Muth
Dark Emperor by Joyce Sidman and Rick Allen
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead and Erin Stead
Moon Bear by Brenda Guiberson and Ed Young
NEWBERY HONORS: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman
PRINTZ HONORS: The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Feel free to guess away in the comments for honor books. But only until midnight on Sunday January 9th. Awards will be announced by the ALA on Monday morning.
In addition, I hope the Schneider Family Award for the teen book will go to The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk. And the Sibert Medal should go to The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) by Barbara Kerley and Edwin Fotheringham.
Any thoughts on awards other than Newbery, Caldecott, Printz?