I have a winner for my giveaway of Fancy Party Gowns!!
Rhapsody in Books — your name was drawn! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your shipping address and I’ll get that beauty off to you!
Meanwhile, the biggest book awards in U.S. children’s literature were awarded this week. You can find a list of all the winners here.
I’ve reviewed a number of those that were recognized and am always happy to have my attention drawn to other titles I haven’t yet had time to read.
Here are links to the reviews you can find here at Orange Marmalade:
The most prestigious prize is the Newbery Medal and it went to a Minneapolis author this year! Woohoo! That was:
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
One of the books that won a Newbery Honor was just recently on my blog. It well deserves this honor, and was also awarded Coretta Scott King Honors for both its text and illustrations:
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams, written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan
The Caldecott is the big prize for illustration work. I have loved and previously reviewed all four of the Honor Books:
Leave Me Alone!, illustrated by written by Vera Brosgol
Freedom in Congo Square, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Carole Boston Weatherford. This book also won a Coretta Scott King Honor for its illustrations.
Du Iz Tak?, illustrated and written by Carson Ellis
They All Saw a Cat, illustrated and written by Brendan Wenzel
I’ve reviewed one of the Sibert Honor books thus far — a gripping account for teens through adult:
We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement that Defied Hitler, by Russell Freedman
One of the delightful Theodor Seuss Geisel awards went to:
Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run!: An Alphabet Caper, written and illustrated by Mike Twohy
I hope you’ll take the time to check these out if you missed them the first time. Every one is a gem!