Monday was a very exciting day for anyone in (or interested in) the world of children's books. The American Library Association announced their 2013 award winners - the most prestigious awards in children's literature. Here's a list of the "big ones" / what we were most excited about:
The Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book for children went to Canada's very own for This Is Not My Hat. Klassen also took home a Caldecott honour for his illustrations in Extra Yarn. Did you know he was born in Winnipeg? We're so proud!
The John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature went to The One and Only Ivan by .
The Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults went to In Darkness by
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award is a lifetime acchievement award for substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. This year it was awarded to , best known for her 1977 classic Bridge to Terabithia.
Congratulations to all!Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Publishing News
The winners of the Ambelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award and the Libris Awards have been announced!
The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award was established in 1971 and is presented annually to the illustrator of an outstanding children's book published during the previous calendar year. This year's award went to My Name is Elizabeth, illustrated by and written by . Honour books are Small Saul (Kids Can Press), illustrated and written by , and Migrant (Groundwood Press), illustrated by and written by .
The Libris Awards recognize the best in the Canadian book industry. Nominated and voted on by members of the Canadian Booksellers Association, the Libris Awards single out the best in 12 categories including best children's book and young readers' book of the year. This year's award for the Children's Book category went to Picture a Tree, written and illustrated by ; the award for the Young Readers' Book of the Year went to This Dark Endeavour by . See here for a full list of the winners (opens as a pdf).
Congratulations to the authors and illustrators recognized by these awards! We at McNally Robinson can assure you that these books are all rather fantastic.Categories: Awards, Publishing News
Some very prestigious kids and teen awards were announced this weekend.
The John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature went to Dead End in Norvelt.
The Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children went to A Ball for Daisy, illustrated and written by .
Finally, the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults went to Where Things Come Back, written by .Amongst the Printz Honor books are Why We Broke Up by , which was featured in our most recent newsletter, and The Scorpio Races by , which our Be First Club absolutely loved.
For a full listing of more ALA award winners and honor books, see the ALA press release.
Congratulations to all the authors involved!Categories: Awards, buzz, Publishing News
This morning, Harry Potter series, announced the October launch of pottermore.com. Pottermore will offer an interactive reading experience for fans of the series, as well as Harry-Potter-related merchandise and ebooks. Fans will be able to visit Diagon Alley, get their own wand and be sorted into a house. has also promised additional information about various characters that fans will be able to access on the site - for example, the story of how Petunia and Vernon Dursley met, and what Professor McGonagall did before she came to teach at Hogwarts. says she's written about 18,000 new words on our favourite witches and wizards, and she's not even finished yet!, author of the
Registration begins on July 31st - Harry's birthday - and a million lucky registrants will be able to access the site early. Don't forget to submit your e-mail now so you can get a reminder when registration opens!Categories: buzz, SciFi & Fantasy, Publishing News
You (yes, you) can help pick what Robert Munsch is going to write about next! Just go to the Scholastic website and choose your favourite storyline of the three. You can only vote once a day until October 30, but you can vote every day if you want. The book with the winning storyline, illustrated by Michael Marchenko, will be published in May of 2011. So what are you waiting for? Get out and vote!Categories: Fun, Publishing News
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