Monday, January 26, 2009

Some Non-Results

Twitter has stopped working... and I can't get onto the webcast... and I think it would be slightly unethical to ask my editor to send me emails of every winner from her seat at the press conference... and I have to leave in a few minutes, anyway... so, that's all the updating I'll be able to do this morning.  Hope everyone else is having more luck!

Some Results

A Curse as Dark as Gold won the Morris -- and I must say, if I had to lose, well, I couldn't have lost to a more beautiful book!

And just saw that Melina Marchetta won the Printz for Jellicoe Road -- FANTASTIC!  Octavian Nothing #2 by Anderson, Nation by Terry Pratchett, Disreputable History of Frankie L-B by Lockhart, and Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan are Honor Books.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

the upcoming ALA awards

if anyone has time on monday, can you post the results of the ALA awards on here? i'm hoping to be able to watch them online, but we have an early morning playdate and i might not have time to type them up on here. i'm excited to see what wins and have some discussions afterwards about the awards. also, if anyone happens to be at ALA, you could give us the inside report on reactions etc. (and my fingers are crossed for kristin and the morris award!)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Picture books on adoption

Hoping people are still checking the blog every once in a while....

My friend Kelly is looking for a picture book about adoption. She would like a story that closely resembles their situation--white parents adopting white children through open adoption--to read to her son and daughter. However, most of the books she has found (and most I can think of) either depict white parents adopting an Asian child or tell the story with animals as the subjects. Does anyone have any good suggestions I'm overlooking? Of the ones she has found, I recommended The Day We Met You by Phoebe Koehler and Tell Me Again About the Night I was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell. Any other thoughts?