Monday, January 23, 2006

ALA Awards

The awards are today's big news, so I'll just send you over to KidsLit for a complete rundown of the ceremonies.

Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins, the Newbery winner, is the one I haven't read, so no comments there (I'll read it soon), but I'm thrilled to see Cynthia Rylant was the first winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award (for beginning reader books) for a Henry and Mudge title. The Henry and Mudge books are so good, I've read them aloud to both my kids before they could read on their own. Congrats to Rylant!