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Battle of the Books

2015 Judge: Holly Black

Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children, including The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. […]

2015 Judge: Kelly Barnhill

Kelly Barnhill writes novels for children and short stories for adults and poetry that she whispers in the dark when no one is listening. Her first novel, The Mostly True Story of Jack, received four-starred reviews, and her second, Iron Hearted Violet, received a Parents’ Choice Gold Award. Her most recent novel is The Witch’s […]

So How Did Our Contenders Do At ALA’s Youth Media Awards?

Not bad at all, this year! Half of our list was recognized one way or another. We’ve got ALL the Newberys (Medal and Honors) here. And, for the first time, a Caldecott Honor in THIS ONE SUMMER. (In retrospect perhaps this last isn’t completely surprising as one of us was on the Caldecott Committee, but […]