The 2009 Golden Kite Awards were announced today.
The winners are:
Fiction: Down Sand Mountain by Steve Watkins
Nonfiction: A Life in the Wild: George Schaller’s Struggle to Save the Last Great Beasts by Pamela S. Turner
Picture Book Text: A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Picture Book Illustration: Last Night by Hyewon Yum
And the honor books:
Fiction: The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Nonfiction: The Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes by Ellen Jackson, illustrated by Nic Bishop
Picture Book Text: Before John Was a Jazz Giant by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Sean Qualis
Picture Book Illustration: I Love My New Toy by Mo Willems
The Nebula and Norton 2008 ballots have been finalized.
Strangely, Little Brother by Cory Doctorow is listed in the novel category instead of the teen Norton section. Ack! So is Powers by Ursula Le Guin! And neither of them are in the Norton category at all.
Ignoring that inconsistency, on to the great list for the Andre Norton award for Science Fiction and Fantasy written for teens:
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Lamplighter by D. M. Cornish
Savvy by Ingrid Law
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Flora’s Dare by Ysabeau S. Wilce
Where is Hunger Games?! Well, at least it won a Cybil. 😉
The 2008 Book Prize Finalists have been announced. Here are the finalists in Young Adult Literature:
Candace Fleming for The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary
Neil Gaiman for The Graveyard Book
Oscar Hijuelos for Dark Dude
Nate Powell for Swallow Me Whole
Terry Pratchett for Nation
Dark Dude and Swallow Me Whole were not even on my radar from last year! I love surprises mixed in with the expected this way.
No links and pictures because WorldCat is being horrid right now.