Monday, January 26, 2009

Newbery and Printz Award

Today was the big day - the ALA announced their Annual Media Award winners.

I always check to see if I've purchased the Printz award winner, the Newbery, and one or two Alex Award winners. I'm ashamed to say that out of all the books awarded medals - we only have one - The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by E. Lockhart which was pretty awesome!

So tomorrow I will put in a purchase order for:

  • Jellicoe Road by Mellina Marchetta - Printz Award
  • Nation by Terry Pratchett - Printz Honor book
  • Octavian Nothing, Volume II - Printz Honor
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - Newbery
  • The Underneath by Kathi Appelt - Newbery Honor
  • The Savvy by Ingrid Law - Newbery Honor
  • After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson - Newbery Honor

I'm especially psyched about the Newberys because I'm doing a special 6th grade book club this year and it will be awesome if I can use these books. 6th is my hardest grade to choose books for. I'll read these right away and see what's what. I'm going to look at Nation for 7th grade. It looks like a good girl/boy book.

1 comment:

  1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - have this on my mp3 now. Gaiman has the best voice.

    After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson - Woodson is my favorite author. I've read many of her books and intend to read them all. Read this and really enjoyed it. I didn't quite understand the whole Tupac phenomenon. After reading this, I did know more about the generation and his impact. The book has been a huge hit in our library.


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