Here's a report by Teen Services Librarian Geri Dioro, from the American Library Association mind-winter meeting in mid-January in Philadelphia.
While much of the world was fixated on the Golden Globe Awards ceremony (or lack thereof), I was fortunate enough a few weeks ago to be present in
The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published in the previous year. Brian Selznick won this year for “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” - not your usual slim picture book, but a 530-page tome in which the story is mainly told through Selznick’s gorgeous black and white drawings.
Of special interest to me as a Teen Services Librarian is the Printz Award, given to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. This year’s winner, “The White Darkness” by Geraldine McCaughrean, is a beautifully written, edge-of-your-seat thriller about a girl who is abducted to Antarctica by her mad (or is he mad?) uncle.
Stop by the Ridgefield Library and check out these award winners!