Peasleecott Winners Announced!Posted: January 26, 2013
The kiddie-lit twitterverse is buzzing. Youth librarians of all stripes are a-gaggle as they brush elbows with authors and illustrators and vice versa. Swarming Seattle are the attendees of the ALA (American Library Association) mid-winter convention. On Monday January 28, 2013 the announcements for the Youth Media Awards will begin at 8 am Pacific Standard Time. For children’s literature aficianados, the weekend preceding these announcement is time for anticipation, speculation, and maybe even a few side bets. But, no need to wait until Monday, folks, because the Peasleecotts (who those in the know will tell you are the only awards that count) have been chosen and the winners are:
Class Gold Medal Winners:
Nighttime Ninja, illustrated by Ed Young, written by Barbara DaCosta
One Cool Friend, illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo (winner in two classes)
Unspoken, illustrated and written by Henry Cole
Z is for Moose, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky, written by Kelly Bingham (also winner of a silver medal)
Class Silver Medal Winners are:
Chloe and the Lion, illustrated by Adam Rex, written by Mac Barnett (winner in 3 classes)
Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett
Although we have yet to name a whole-school winner, by general consensus, the top three are Chloe and the Lion, One Cool Friend and Z is for Moose.
More about the process and winning titles in a later post, but I just couldn’t wait to share our choices, the choices of the children for whom these books were written.
What are your predictions (and those of the youngsters in your life) about this year’s Caldecott winners?