Friday, January 20, 2006

2006 Gryphon Award

Michelle Edwards has won the 2006 Gryphon Award for her "easy-to-read book" Stinky Stern Forever.

Here's a note from Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor for the "News Bureau," University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign:

The Center for Children's Books also named three honor books. These are:

  • Jigsaw Pony, by Jessie Hass (ill. Ying-Hwa Hu)
  • Babymouse, written and illustrated by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
  • Chameleon, Chameleon, by Joy Cowley (ill. with photographs by Nic Bishop)

The Gryphon award, "is given to the author of an outstanding work of fiction or non-fiction for children in kindergarten through fourth grade."

While you're at it, check out the Center for Children's Books website. There are reading lists, databases, and an excellent newsletter available.


Also, while you're at it...check out Susan's letter to the ALA (about their webiste) at Chicken Spaghetti. Hilarious (and true)!