Monday, February 4, 2008

Get Your Award Winners Here!

A few weeks ago, the American Library Association announced their yearly book awards for children's books. Both the major award winners were big surprises this year, and both are wonderful! The Caldecott Award, which goes to the book with the best illustrations was given to The Invention of Hugo Cabret, a marvelous book that is not quite a graphic novel, not quite a flipbook, but has aspects of both.
The Newbery Award for literature was given to Good Masters, Sweet Ladies! The author, Laura Amy Schlitz, is a school librarian who created a series of monologues and dialogues, most written in verse, for her students to perform. In the voices of people living in the Middle Ages, these little plays bring history alive. Many of the characters know each other as they live around the same manor in England in 1255. Some are wealthy, some are paupers, and all are fascinating.
Both books are reviewed on our book review wiki.

You can see all the award winners on the ALA site here, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the best beginning-to-read book. This year's winner is Mo Willems' There Is a Bird on Your Head.
Reserve any of these books by clicking on the title.

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