Tuesday, January 19, 2010

And the winner is...

Here's a list of this year's book winners, as announced yesterday by the American Library Association.

The John Newbery Medal
Named for the 18th century British bookseller. It is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Newbery Honor Books
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

The Michael L. Printz Award
This award is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It is awarded to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Printz Honor Books

Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Punk Zilla by Adam Rapp
Tales of the Madman Underground: A Historical Romance, 1973 by John Barnes

Thursday, January 14, 2010

What's coming up...

Welcome back. I trust everyone had a fabulous Christmas and enjoyed the bonus vacation days we received due to that little snowfall. Believe it or not there are still patches of snow to be found around the school.

As we head into this second semester be sure to check back often for information about upcoming events such as the Nashville Sounds Reading Club and the annual Battle of the Books.

Also, keep in mind that tutoring is still offered in the library each afternoon (except Friday). Students staying should be picked up outside the main entrance by 4:30 p.m.