Monday, January 26, 2009

Gaiman's Graveyard Book Wins the Newbery!

And, yes, I do think that deserves an exclamation point.

The John Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. It's the Hugo or Booker of children's books, and -- if you grew up in America -- is probably the first book award you ever knew existed.

This years Newbery Medal was awarded to Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book.

And, just for good measure, here is my review of Graveyard Book.


acpaul said...

And it was well deserved. I love that book.

Adele said...

Awesome book!

Anonymous said...

And Pratchett's Nation is a Printz Honor Book.

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