*On Monday, January 27th I was in complete heaven.
*I so look forward to the annual "Youth Media Awards".
*The only negative thing was that I didn't have my students on Monday. It was a teacher grading day.
*These awards are truly a wonder; as are all wonderful books.
*Locomotive by Brian Floca
Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
*The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi written by Neal Bascomb
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
*The Watermelon Seed written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli
Coretta Scott King Award
*PS: Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia
John Newbery Medal
*Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
Michael L. Printz Award
*Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
Schneider Family Book Award
*A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin written by Jen Bryant (ages 0-10)
*Handbook for Dragon Slayers written by Merrie Haskell
*Rose under Fire written by Elizabeth Wein (ages 14-18)
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
*Parrots over Puerto Rico written by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore