Astrid Lindgren Memorial Longlist

4948 Tuesday

The longlist for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award has been released. It is the world’s largest prize in children’s literature with a purse worth more than $600,000.

215 authors and illustrators have been nominated from 59 countries around the world for the 2016 award.

Looking at Lincoln Coraline The Giver (The Giver, #1) 

American nominees include Eric Carle, Neil Gaiman, Maira Kalman, Ursula Le Guin, Lois Lowry, Naomi Shihab Nye, Peter Sis and David Wiesner.

Dying to Know You Skellig (Skellig, #1) Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters

United Kingdom nominees include Allan Ahlberg, David Almond, Quentin Blake, Raymond Briggs, Aidan Chambers, Michael Foreman, Morris Gleitzman, Shirley Hughes, Oliver Jeffers, Michael Morpurgo, Patrick Ness, and Marcus Sedgwick.

This Week’s Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:

I Am A Reader!:


25 years of Amazing Grace – #kidlit

Better Book Title for I Want My Hat Back – #kidlit

Dark Horse Comics to Publish ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Graphic Novel Series #kidlit

Five questions for Duncan Tonatiuh – The Horn Book #kidlit

Hervé Tullet announces next children’s book, ‘Let’s Play’ – #kidlit

The Hidden Depths of Sandra Boynton’s Board Books – The New Yorker #kidlit

Michael Ian Black on his surprising turn as a noted children’s book author – #kidlit

We Need Diverse Books’ Author Visit: Rita Williams-Garcia – #kidlit #diversity


Bus service targets young riders with storytimes, songs – #libraries

Library builder’s monument of books – BBC News – #libraries

Life, Library, and the Pursuit of Happiness #libraries


Beautiful Books That Are Beautifully Made by Donalyn Miller – #yalit

The Latest and Greatest Middle School Reads – #yalit

Meg Rosoff makes major misstep in her uneducated response to books about diverse children – #yalit

New Zealand ban on Into the River lifted – #yalit