Wednesday, January 6, 2010

CONTEST 2.0 -- Predict the future!

Since my January 3rd contest was ridiculously easy (or Frankie is incredibly well-read and has an amazing memory), I'm now offering a far more difficult challenge.

On Monday, January 18th, 2010, at their midwinter meeting in Boston, the ALA will announce the Youth Media Award winners. Booksellers and librarians across the country are eagerly anticipating what the committee has chosen for the Caldecott, Newbery, and other awards (see my earlier post explaining the Caldecott and Newbery awards).

Think you can guess what will win?

Many awards will be announced that morning, but for this contest I'm only concerned with the Caldecott (best illustrated), Newbery (usually give to a middle-grade novel), and Printz (young adult novel) awards.

If anyone correctly guesses all three gold-medal winners, I will personally buy and mail to you a hardcover copy of each of those three winning books (subject to availability, of course).

If nobody manages to do this (and believe me, it's nearly impossible), then I will look at the most correct guesses overall, including gold and silver awards in those three categories. So feel free to submit one guess for gold and up to three guesses for silver in each category. Post your guesses in the comment box. Winner will receive one hardcover 2010 medal winner of your choice.

CONTEST ENDS at 11:59 pm on Saturday, January 16, 2010.

I'll announce the winner no later than Thursday, January 21, 2010.

Happy Guessing!


  1. I have no guesses... I am stuck in the world of baby books. I'll be traveling north to the Chester County Book & Music Company soon! After 22 hours on the road, I'll be jonesing for some CCB&MC Cajun cooking and hope to see you. Speaking of Louisiana, some pre-publishing news, my SCBWI mate, cut-paper artist Holly Stone-Barker, has her first picture book due out this Spring from Pelican Press, titled Mama's Bayou. I am so excited for her!

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  3. For Caldecott, I predict Tsunami will win and Pinkney's Lion and Mouse will be an honor. For Newbery, I predict When You Reach Me will win.
    For Prince, I predict Tales from Outer Suburbia.

  4. Babs, thanks for entering (and becoming a new follower). Interesting choices. You mean Tsunami by Kimiko Kajikawa, illustrated by Ed Young, right? Ed Young has received the Caldecott in the past, so you may be on to something.

    Linda, you could still make some guesses. Looking forward to seeing you when you're up this way. Bring your snowshoes, ha ha. How wonderful that your friend has a picture book coming out this spring. I'll be interested in seeing that.

    Lots of time left for guessing, those of you who haven't yet entered.

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  6. Oh gosh, I can't even begin to guess. I can't even pick the shortest line at the grocery store. It always ends up being the slowest.
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  7. Hmmm...I just left Barnes & Noble, wish I would have read this post BEFORE I went! LOL!

    Thanks for listing me in your BLOGS TO READ soon as I get one of those lists up, you will be on it!

  8. Karen, thanks for the code. It worked this time. Michelle, thanks for becoming a follower. Glad to see you're posting more often on your writing blog now (I don't know how you can keep up two blogs).

    Only a few hours left to enter the contest. If no one else guesses and Babs gets even one book right, she wins! Or maybe I'll declare her the winner regardless, just for entering. Ha. Guess I have to wait until I have 100 followers to have a contest like this again. That'll teach me!


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