Tuesday, January 19, 2010

They're the Oscars of Children's Books!

So I know I should totally be banned from being a blogger EVER AGAIN. It's always the same excuse... living life. I should get in the habit of short posts, just to keep on top of things ;) But yes, busy life. Busy, busy life.

But on to the book fun! The American Library Association Announced the 2010 Youth Media Awards yesterday! It's a day I look forward to the last few months of the year as I wait for the announcements... reading blogs, results of "mock" contests, etc. This year, I pretty much had an idea of what would win, not because I'd read them and loved them (although they got amazing reviews and I ordered them!)... but because each probably won 90-95% of mock contests and were children's book blogger favorites for their respective awards.

And the winners are...

Newbery Medal: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Caldecott Medal: The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

I'd already requested the library's copy of When You Reach Me due to all the buzz/general interest in reading it, so I was stoked. In general, I'm just children's book nerd enough to be stoked that I had guessed the winners right and had most of the medal/honor books in general!

Okay, I'll be satisfied with this for now. But I promise I'll try to be good (for real this time). For all two of my readers. Because maybe then I'll get to share all the fun news... like about winning state awards, planning author visits and more fun!

Now it's time to pick up a good book and read.