Award Winners!

Post by Alysa

Newbery Award Winner (Children's Lit):
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (Just got this one from the library, woot!)

Newbery Honor books:
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt (Good, but scary! Amazing writing. Would be great to read aloud.)
Savvy by Ingrid Law (Loved! See my review here)
After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson
Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle

Printz Award Winner (YA lit):
Jellicoe Road by Marlene Marchetta

Printz Honor Books:
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (Have heard many many good things about this one, and read the first chapter online a while ago. Definitely planning on reading it.)
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves by M.T. Anderson (Who will be featured on Shannon Hale's blog soon!)
Nation by Terry Pratchett(Love Pratchett, so will have to find this one, STAT.)
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

Caldecott Award Winner (Illustrated):
The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson and Beth Krommes

Caldecott Honor Books:
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee (This one is SO cute! I pretty much love all of Marla Frazee's work.)
River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet
How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz

Congratulations to the winners! Anybody read any of them yet?


  1. Yeah, I read the Gravyard book and I agree, tis excellent. Read Savvy as well, and it was definitely a contender as well as tender. I also noticed that those two were books you checked out when you were down here. In the words of your husband "When she goes to the library, she doesn't mess around."

    Good Jorb.

  2. I had this really long, cool comment ready to post and Blogger died on me. Oh well.

    Anyway, I'm glad Neil Gaiman won the Newbury. I've never read any of his novels (yet), but his children's book are super cute.


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