Monday, January 26, 2009

ALA Awards Announced

I'm probably the last person to announce this, but it's been a super long day. Anyway, the ALA announced its 2009 awards this morning.

Newbery Medal

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, HarperCollins Children's Books

Newbery Honor Books
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by David Small, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle, Henry Holt and Company, LLC

Savvy by Ingrid Law, Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group in partnership with Walden Media, LLC

After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson, G.P. Putnam's Sons, a division of Penguin Books for Young Readers

Caldecott Medal

The House in the Night illustrated by Beth Krommes and written by Susan Marie Swanson, Houghton Mifflin Co.

Caldecott Honor Books

A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee, Harcourt, Inc.

How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz, Farrar Straus Giroux

A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams illustrated by Melissa Sweet and written by Jen Bryant, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Congratulations to all of the winners.

Read the rest here...


  1. Did you get to check out any of the Neil Gaiman interviews? Heard he was on the today show... missed it, darn!

  2. Hi Amy,
    I saw his very brief Today Show interview online, but I haven't checked out any others yet. I heard there's a great one at Just One More Book, which I'm totally going to listen to this weekend.