Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

The 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced on April 23rd.  They honor the best books of 2009.

The winner for best in Young Adult Literature is

Elizabeth Partridge for Marching for Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don’t You Grow Weary

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CILIP Carnegie Medal 2010 Shortlist

The Carnegie Medal is the premiere UK award for children’s book writing.  Here is the shortlist:

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant

Rowan the Strange by Julie Hearn

The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness

Nation by Terry Pratchett

Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlist 2010

The Kate Greenaway Medal is a British award given for “outstanding illustration in a children’s book.”  The award will be announced on June 24th.  Here is the shortlist:

Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister, illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith

Harry & Hopper by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Freya Blackwood

The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers

Millie’s Marvelous Hat by Satoshi Kitamura

Crazy Hair by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell

The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by David Roberts

There Are Cats in This Book by Viviane Schwartz