John Newbery Medal: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (ages 9-12). And right on the heels of his first film, Coraline, too. I can’t wait til my kids are old enough for this one – I’ve been a Neil Gaiman fan for ages.
Randolph Caldecott Medal: The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson, illustrated by Beth Krommes (ages 4-8)
Theodor Geisel Seuss Award: Are You Ready To Play Outside? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems (baby-preschool)
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle (young adult)Pura Belpré Award:
Belpré Illustrator Award: Just in Case: A Trickster’s Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book by Yuyi Morales (ages 4-8)