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
'Tis the season for awards announcements in the book world! Here is a solid roundup of shortlists and winners thus far.
First of all, the shortlists have been announced for the Governor General's Literary Awards, as well as for the National Book Awards 2011. Congrats to McNally favourites and , shortlisted for the GGs for No Ordinary Day and This Dark Endeavor respectively. As for the National Book Awards shortlist, I have to say that I am really excited for Chime - I quite enjoyed it.
Some award winners:
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Fans of Inheritance, the fourth and final book in the Inheritance Cycle, will finally venture into the wild on November 8, 2011. That's not even two months away!Inheritance Cycle have been waiting seven long years to see how everything turns out. But fear not - the wait is almost over!
If you can't wait to get your paws on Inheritance, you can pre-order it via phone, e-mail or come and visit the store. As a lucky bonus, Inheritance is also one of our 30% Off titles for November, so you get it for one low, easy payment of $19.59.
See you November 8th!Categories: buzz, SciFi & Fantasy, New Releases
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
Did you know that McNally Robinson Booksellers has a Gift Registry Service? We make gift giving easy for baby showers, weddings, anniversaries and other special occasions.Categories: Reviews, buzz
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