Monday, January 7, 2008

In the News

I think the next couple of weeks are going to be full of news in the kidlitosphere with several big award winners to be announced next week. In the news this week:

The Cybils shortlists for Young Adult Fiction, Nonfiction Picture Books, Graphic Novels, and Middle Grade and YA Nonfiction. For a list of all finalists, go here. I can't wait to read them!

Also, in book award news, the Sydney Taylor Book Award winners and honor award winners have been announced. This award is given to books for children that "outstanding books that authentically portray the Jewish experience".

The winners are....
Young Readers: The Bedtime Sh'ma: A Good Night Book by Sarah Gershman and illustrated by Kristina Swarner

Older Readers: The Entertainer and the Dybbuk by Sid Fleischman

Teen Readers: Strange Relations by Sonia Levitin

For the complete list of all award and honor winners, check this out.

Thanks to Barbara Bietz for the heads up about this one.

And last, but not least... Kidlitosphere's own, Jen Robinson, is posting over at PBS Parents. Go visit her here.


Jen Robinson said...

Hey, thanks so much for mentioning my PBS Parents thing! And of course the Cybils and Taylor awards are great news, too.

Heidi Estrin said...

Thanks very much for letting folks know about the Sydney Taylor Book Awards! We're blogging about our award too over at