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.