Monday, January 22, 2007

2007 Children's Literary Award Winners

The winners of many of the 2007 literary awards for children were announced this morning at the American Library Association's Midwinter Conference in Seattle. Click on each book cover to request that item, and stay tuned for more awards updates!

The Higher Power of Lucky *Click here to request this book* Newbery Medal Winner:
The Higher Power of Lucky, by Susan Patron
Fearing that her legal guardian plans to abandon her to return to France, ten-year-old aspiring scientist Lucky Trimble is determined to run away while also continuing to seek the Higher Power that will bring stability to her life.

Flotsam *Click here to request this book*Caldecott Medal Winner:
Flotsam, by David Wiesner
A bright boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam—anything floating that has washed ashore. While there, he discovers a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera with its own secrets to share, in this wordless picture book.

American Born Chinese *Click here to request this book*Printz Award Winner
(for excellence in Young Adult literature):
American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang
This graphic novel alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in popular culture.

Team Moon *Click here to request this book*Sibert Medal Winner
(for best informational book):
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon, by Catherine Thimmesh
Celebrating the people behind the scenes of Apollo 11, this book provides insightful research about all the people who were responsible for landing the first man on the moon.

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