100 posts

01Feb11

This is my 100th post, and there are a lot of exciting things going on in the kidlit world in the past couple weeks.

First as I said last time, the Caldecott, Printz and Newbery lists went up.

from ALA Newbery website

The 2011 Caldecott went to A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead. Honor books for 2011 are Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill and Interrupting Chicken, written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein. I haven’t yet gotten my hands on any of these, but I will.

The Printz Award went to Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. The Printz Honor books are Stolen by Lucy Christopher, Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King, Revolver written by Marcus Sedgwick and  Nothing written by Janne Teller.

from ALA Printz website

The Newbery Award winner for this year is Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool. Newbery Honor books for 2011 are Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm, Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus, Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen, and One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.

I just finished Ship Breaker and Moon Over Manifest, and I’ll write about them in the near future. They are wonderful books.

Finally, the School Library Journal has announced the contestants for the 2011 Battle of the Kid’s Books. Wouldn’t you know, there’s no overlap between any of the book lists!?!

Here’s the SLJ list. I have to get reading.

  1. AS EASY AS FALLING OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH by Lynn Rae Perkins
  2. THE CARDTURNER by Louis Sachar
  3. A CONSPIRACY OF KINGS by Megan Whalen Turner
  4. COUNTDOWN by Deborah Wiles
  5. THE DREAMER by Pam Munoz Ryan
  6. THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE BARBIE by Tanya Lee Stone
  7. HEREVILLE: HOW MIRKA GOT HER SWORD by Barry Deutsch
  8. KEEPER by Kathi Appelt
  9. THE ODYSSEY by Gareth Hinds
  10. ONE CRAZY SUMMER by Rita Williams-Garcia
  11. THE RING OF SOLOMON by Jonathan Stroud
  12. SUGAR CHANGED THE WORLD by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
  13. A TALE DARK AND GRIMM by Adam Gidwitz
  14. THEY CALLED THEMSELVES THE K.K.K. by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  15. TRASH by Andy Mulligan
  16. WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by John Green and David Levithan
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2 Responses to “100 posts”

  1. Wow, with such an extensive list, it seems ridiculous to ask about a different book, but anyway…have you read and/or commented on The Book Thief by Markus Zusak? It’s listed as young adult and adult so I hope it’s not too much off topic.

  2. I haven’t read it, but it’s on the BSBSD (BedSide Book Stack of Doom).
    Joel


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