Thursday, September 28, 2006

Prizes and honors galore

In addition to the appointment of Jack Prelutsky as the Children's Poet Laureate, there have been other honors bestowed this week:
  • The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize was announced today. The winner? The Darkling Plain, by Philip Reeve. (link via KidsLit) Also, at the Guardian, kids weigh in on the novel.
  • A new set of awards was announced Monday night at The Eric Carle Museum: The Carle Honors, were established to celebrate, "the creative vision and long-term dedication of key individuals and organizations to the art of the picture book." First winners are: Rosemary Wells, Artist (but, of course); Helen Bing, Angel (literacy philanthropist); Ann Beneduce, Mentor (editor/publisher); and Morton Schindel, Bridge (made films/filmstrips of picture books). (link via PW Children's Bookshelf)

It's been a busy week and the season promises more awards to come.