Tag Archive | awards

Awardy Day

Another year has gone by, and like clockwork, the new Newberry, Caldecott, and Printz awards have been announced. Curious what they are? I was. Here are the gold medalists: The Newberry Award: The Graveyard Book By Neil Gaiman The Caldecott Award: The House in the Night By Susan Marie Swanson Illustrated by Beth Krommes For […]

Topher’s Newbery Choices Part I: Savvy

The Newbery Medal has gotten a lot of press as of late.  Most of the hoopla seems to be driven by the apparent disconnect in accessibility or relateability between the books the Newbery committee picks and books children read that keep them engaged as readers. Why not a Newbery pick that works for both the […]

Award Season

I know — I’m a terrible person. I haven’t blogged in months, but the Fall just gets a bit too hectic for me, between bookfairs and gearing up for a little holiday called Christmas. But it’s a new year, and I have resolved to be more attentive to the blog. Over the next days, all […]

Australian Writers Can’t Win the Printz (or so I thought…see edit at bottom of post)

With award season coming up, we here in BookKids are buzzing with anticipation. We’ve been discussing our favorites – books we think should win, books we think could win, and books that, oh yeah, can’t win because their writers aren’t American. Some of my favorite young adult books this year were actually by Australian writers, […]

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