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Monday, January 23, 2012

ALA Youth Media Awards 2012

It's not every day when you get to attend a prestigious award ceremony wearing your pink flannel pajamas covered in sock monkeys but that's the beauty of technology and an Ice Day courtesy of Mother Nature.  Here I sit in front of my computer listening and watching the ALA Youth Media Awards event taking place real time in Dallas, Texas.  Twitter is on fire as followers are tweeting each other about every award.  The energy and excitement is oozing out from the screen.

It's now nearly 10AM and all the award announcements have been made.  For complete information about all of the awards please follow this link.  Much like the Academy Awards in film they waited until the end for the final two awards to be announced, the Randolph Caldecott Medal which is celebrating 75 years of selecting the most distinguished American picture book for children and the John Newbery Medal for most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Randolph Caldecott Honor---2012

Blackout written and illustrated by John Rocco
Grandpa Green written and illustrated by Lane Smith
Me...Jane written and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell

Randolph Caldecott Medal---2012

A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka

John Newbery Honor---2012

Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin

John Newbery Medal---2012
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

The links embedded in those titles noted above have been reviewed on this blog.  I've read them all except for one.  Another title which I will gladly add to my TBR pile.  Congratulations to all the winners of all the awards; so much this year for readers to enjoy and savor again and again. 

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