So, I’m standing at the Booklist booth at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, eavesdropping as our youth books editors discuss the awards that have just been announced. I want to link to all the award winners, but the press releases aren’t all up on the ALA site yet. That’s how fresh this news is.
But the biggest winners are:
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! written by Laura Amy Schlitz & illustrated by Robert Byrd (Candlewick)
The Invention of Hugo Cabret, illustrated by Brian Selznick (Scholastic)
The White Darkness, by Geraldine McCaughrean (HarperTempest)
Coretta Scott King Award
Elijah of Buxton, by Christopher Paul Curtis (Scholastic)
Odyssey Award (NEW AWARD!)
Jazz (Live Oak)
I’ll be posting more and updating as more links become available. But I’d love to hear your thoughts on the winners–and the non-winners, too (whether you’re standing next to me or not!).
Update: I managed to get these lists updated in Booklist Online before I left Philadelphia yesterday, although I didn’t have time to mention it here. Consider it mentioned. The links below are public; BOL users can access the full reviews of the award-winning titles and also limit Advanced Searches by any combination of awards. (So take your free trial of Booklist Online today!)
Update to the Update: Here’s another one.