Here we are folks, with a whole row of Heavy Medalers/BOBers. The room is smaller this year, and completely full…with an overflow room set up downstairs. We were here….early.
There are many many amazing award winners being announced, and I won’t be able to get them all in, but here are some recognizing books we’ve discussed here….
The Schneider Family choices are very fine this year, incuding ROSE UNDER FIRE for best Teen Book.
The Stonewall Awards gives an honor to BETTER NATE THAN EVER! So nice to see that cover on this big screen. And again…for an Odyssey honor. That award is equally for the production as the text…so double congrats to Tim Federle, who narrated his own audiobook. [Update: I am a little wrong about the Odyssey criteria. Thank you Necia for correcting me.]
PS BE ELEVEN gets the CSK author award!!! Had to be. Surely did.
A Printz honor goes to NAVIGATING EARLY…a very young one for the Printz…nice to see their full age range represented.
YAQUI DELGADO better shape up….she got the Belpre!
PENNY AND HER MARBLE gets a Geisel Honor. I love that book the more and more I read it.
LOCOMOTIVE: the Caldecott Winner and Sibert Honor!
And now the Newbery! There are 4 Honors…
YEAR OF BILLY MILLER
ONE CAME HOME
And the winner is….
FLORA & ULYSSES !!!