Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Quills

I think I'll just stat here with the Literary Saloon's introduction: "There are possibly sillier book awards elsewhere in the world, but in the English-speaking world The Quill Book Awards surely take the cake."

If you remember, the Quills are book awards the public votes for and then the results are televised.

What's up in the KidLit categories?

Children's Illustrated Book
  • Fancy Nancy, by Jane O'Connor, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
  • If You Give a Pig a Party, by Laura Joffe Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond (no, really?)
  • John, Paul, George & Ben, by Lane Smith (vote for this one!)
  • Walter the Farting Dog Goes on a Cruise, by William Kotzwinkle, Glenn Murray and Elizabeth Gundy, illustrated by Audrey Colman (These books are written by committee? I had no idea.)
  • Winter's Tale: An Original Pop-up Journey, by Robert Sabuda

Children's Chapter Book/Middle Grade

  • Flush, by Carl Hiaasen
  • Inkspell, by Cornelia Funke
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo (this is for you, MotherReader)
  • The Penultimate Peril, by Lemony Snicket
  • Ptolemy's Gate, by Jonathan Stroud (Okay, I did love this one)

Young Adult/Teen

  • The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
  • Dairy Queen, by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
  • Eldest, by Christopher Paolini (Ummm...for book award?)
  • Elsewhere, by Gabrielle Zevin
  • King Dork, by Frank Portman (Okay, loved it.)