And the Award Goes To...
This has got to be one of the best book weeks ever! Not only am I blessed with an amazing book, and then the time to read it thanks to a snow day, bit it is also award season.
The American Library Association announced book winners in a variety of categories. The Newbery Award for the "most distinguished children's book" was awarded to Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool. The Caldecott Medal, awarded to "the artist who had created the most distinguished picture book of the year," was given to Erin E. Stead for her work in A Sick Day for Amos McGee.
Other notable awards, such as the Coretta Scott King Award, were handed out. For a full listing visit the Horn Book's website: http://www.hbook.com/resources/awards/ala/default.asp
Now I have some reading to catch up on. I make sure to read the award winners and the honor winners (like the silver medal) each year, just so I know what the fuss is all about. I'll let you know when I finish reading them!
P.S. Thanks to my friend Rachel for reminding me that the awards were upon us!