While We Were Shopping

Wordless Wednesday

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While some of my family were south of the border( it's so pretty there), having a little rest and relaxation, plus doing a little shopping in beautiful Puerta Vallarta, we were waiting for the announcement of the Newberry Awards. I was delighted to receive this note from Kristen Lemire of Open Road Media:

"Because you cover children's and young adult literature we're sure you are anxiously awaiting the announcements from the American Library Association on Monday, January 23rd, designating who will be the next winners of the Newbery Award and so many other awards that can change the lives of the recipients.

This video from Open Road Integrated Media captures Newbery Award-Winning authors Virginia Hamilton and Jean Craighead George talking about how those awards (for Julie of the Wolves and M.C. Higgins The Great respectively) changed their lives. Hamilton was the first African American to win the award and George saw the view of children's literature change to "something important instead of something second-rate.”

For the past 90 years, the ALA has awarded the Newbery Medal, sometimes called the "Oscar" of children’s literature, to an author in recognition of the year’s most distinguished children’s book. Open Road Media proudly presents eight Newbery Award winning and Honor Books in its growing catalog of children’s books."

Please feel free to share with your readers this honest, insightful video from two of the greats in children's literature:

The American Library Association announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults at its Midwinter Meeting in Dallas. Here are the winners:

John Newbery Medal

Dead End in Norvelt

Newbery Honor Books

Inside Out and Back Again


Breaking Stalin's Nose

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:
“A Ball for Daisy," illustrated and written by Chris Raschka, is the 2012 Caldecott Medal winner.

There's much more on the list! Go see! http://www.statelibraryofiowa.org/archive/2012/01/yma

Congratulations to all the winners. I have some great reading to look forward to this year!

Have you read some of these books? A Ball For Daisy, a children's picture book of course, is the only one I know about.

I'm off to the library now. Happy Wednesday!
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