Thursday, January 22, 2009

ALA announces winners and honors

As the media is full of negative news concerning CPSIA, the ALA will announce the Newberry, Caldecott, and other awards as offered on their page.

For your viewing enjoyment, you may watch the announcements live at 7:45 AM MT Monday, January 26.

State of Wilderness was submitted for three awards - the Caldecott (this is for illustrations, but I just saw a list of possible contenders and didn't see State of Wilderness on there), the Newberry (for best written literary children's book, again I don't feel we have a chance for this one) and the Sibert Medal. This is the one I really feel we have a better chance of maybe taking an honor award or being high up in the rankings, but then again, you never know. I hope you all will join in and watch the live streamline video Monday morning and see if State of Wilderness is named as a Sibert medal winner or honor book.

I hope that the series will endure and will eventually be eligible for the Laura Ingalls Wilder award, but that is all contigent on getting more books out and the kids reading them over and over again, long lasting series.

For more on the different awards click here.

Don't forget to vote for the covey award also - I'd like to see some awards coming in for the series but it will take time since only one book is out right now.


Joy said...

Good luck Elysabeth. I put "Zooprise Party / Fiesta Zoorpresa" up for the Pura Belpre award so I'll be watching.
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elysabeth said...

Cool - I'll be here watching and waiting. It would be nice to see some of the smaller publisher associated books win or at least have honors attached to them. The big boys always win or so it seems - lol. See you in the postings - E :)

Karen and Robyn - Writing for Children said...

I hope you win at least one!


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