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Ten random things: March 8

Ten children's book awards:

  1. Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature (presented by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs)
  2. Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (presented by the American Library Association)
  3. Hans Christian Andersen Medal (presented by the International Board on Books for Young People)
  4. Josette Frank Award (presented by the Bank Street College of Education Children's Book Committee)
  5. R. Ross Annett Award for Children's Literature (presented by the Writers Guild of Alberta)
  6. the Queensland Branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia) </li>
  7. Governor-General's Literary Award for Children's Literature (presented by the Canada Council for the Arts)
  8. The Kate Greenaway Medal (presented by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)
  9. The Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award (presented by the Canadian National Section of the International Board on Books for Young People)
  10. NCTE Award for Poetry for Children (presented by the National Council of Teachers of English)
  11. The Te Kura Pounamu Award (presented by the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa)

Yesterday I sold a copy of The Great Gilly Hopkins, which featured on its cover a reproduction of the Newbery Honor Medal it won in 1979. When I turned the book over to scan the UPC, I was reminded that it had also won a National Book Award. Now, how do you suppose that makes the National Book Foundation feel, knowing that publishers think that winning a National Book Award is less impressive than being a runner-up for a Newbery Medal?

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