Monday, January 18, 2010

American Library Association Announces Award Winners

Today in St. Peters, MO: Mostly cloudy, high 45 degrees.

Today at its midwinter meeting in Boston, the American Library Association announced the top books, audiobooks, and video for children and young adults. Presentations include the John Newbery Medal, the Caldecott, King, Andrew Carnegie, and Printz awards.

A minor controversy occurred after Random House released the winners on Twitter before the official announcement was made but was taken down immediately after the mistake was pointed out. "When You Reach Me," written by Rebecca Stead, is the 2010 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books.

Click on this link
for the complete list of winners.


  1. Every year, when I finally get around to reading these lists, I put my name on the library hold lists to get the books. And then have to wait another which time, I'm reading the next year's list of winners...

    (Thanks for posting least I know what I'm missing :-)

  2. Hi Cathy,
    Maybe one day soon we'll see your name among the winners!

  3. I dream of seeing my name up there, too. I didn't know about the Twitter controversy, but boy, that Twitter can get some people into trouble! :)

  4. Hi Margo,
    One day I bet your name will be up there, and I'll drink a toast to you when it happens.
    I haven't ventured into the world of Twitter and Tweats--I can get myself in enough trouble already. ;-)


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