ALA MEDIA AWARDS ANNOUNCED

If you’re looking for the full info rundown, I quite like the Horn Book roundup of winners. Get more in depth with this New York Times article.

TWITTER SPOILS EVERYTHING; NEWBERY WINNER LEAKED

In what must have been an unfortunate case of finger-slippage, Random House spilled the beans a bit early on When You Reach Me‘s Newbery win (see the Tweet o’ the Week below).

TERRORISM THREAT PUTS SNAG IN NEW ROBERT MUNSCH BOOK

Actually, this headline is real.

The Newbery/Caldecott bump was in full effect after the Youth Media Awards were announced Monday. Take a look at the Amazon sales rankings:

When You Reach Me jumped from #631 pre-Newbery to #5 as of this posting.

The Lion & the Mouse rose from #1,187 pre-Caldecott to #7 as I write this.

Thanks to Earlyword for the pre-awards figures.

Wow. Who knew that a comic book played an important role in the civil rights movement? The above post at Book Patrol (compete with interior images) is a must-read. Fascinating stuff. Many thanks to librarian.net for the link.

This is the time-corrected version of the Newbery-announcing tweet.

If you prefer your children’s lit-related videos entertaining and interactive, you’ll like this. See if you can guess the titles in Kidsmomo Pictionary. I am now convinced that Team Kid’s Book Pictionary should be an event at ALA Annual. Who can I talk to about this?

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