Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday News Round-Up

News from the publishing world:
--Science fiction author Ray Bradbury passed away on June 5th at the age of 91.  While primarily known for his adult works, he was also the author of the picture books Switch on the Night (illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon) and The Halloween Tree (illustrated by Joseph Mugnaini).

--Winners were announced for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards.  The winner of the 2012 Children's Picture Book Award is Loon by Susan Vande Griek, illustrated by Karen Reczuch.  The winner of the 2012 Young Adult/Middle Reader Award is The Whole Truth by Kit Pearson.

--Winners were announced for Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Awards, including the winner of the Best Juvenile or Young Adult Crime Book, Blink and Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones.

--Winners were announced for AudioFile's Audie Awards, including:
Children's Titles Ages 8-12
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson, read by Debbie Allen (book previously reviewed)
Countdown by Deborah Wiles, read by Emma Galvin
The Hidden Gallery: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #2 by Maryrose Wood, read by Katherine Kellgren
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz, read by Johnny Heller
The Flint Heart by Katherine Paterson and John Paterson, read by Ralph Lister
Children's Titles Ages Up to 8
Django: World's Greatest Guitarist by Bonnie Christensen, read by George Guidall
When I Grow Up by Al Yankovic, read by Al Yankovic
Wolf Pie by Brenda Seabrooke, read by Andrew Watts
Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson by Charles R. Smith, Jr., read by Dion Graham
Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers, read by Dion Graham and Quincy Tyler Bernstine
Stone Soup by Jon J. Muth, read by B.D. Wong

--Winners were announced for the Independent Book Publishers Association's Benjamin Franklin Awards, including:
Children's Picture Book
My Grama's Garden
Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden by Kathy M. Miller
Tea with Lady Sapphire: Sharing the Love of Birds by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick
Young Reader: Fiction (8 to 12 Years)
Butterflies in Autumn by Charles Strong
The Dragon, the Blade and the Thread by Donald Samson
Raja: Story of a Racehorse by Anne Hambleton, illustrated by Margaret Kauffman
Young Reader: Nonfiction (8 to 12 Years)
The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs: A Scientific Mystery
Arizona Way Out West and Wacky: Awesome Activities, Humorous History, and Fun Facts! by Conrad J. Storad and Lynda Exley, illustrated by Michael Hagelberg
The Wild Life of Elk by Donna Love, illustrated by Christina Wald
Teen: Fiction (13 to 18 Years)
The Forgotten Locket by Lisa Mangum
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up edited by Steve Berman
Teen: Nonfiction (13 to 18 Years)
Triassic Hall: Building the Triassic Exhibit from the Ground Up by Jaenet Guggenheim and Dr. Spencer G. Lucas
Just 2 Choices...It's That Simple
Wolves in Blue: Stories of the North Brothers and Their Pawnee Scouts by Jean A. Lukesh
Cover Design-Children's/Young Adult
Rex Riders by J. P. Carlson, illustrated by Jim Calafiore
Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden by Kathy M. Miller
The Wizard Who Saved the World by Jeffrey Bennett, illustrated by Roberta Collier-Morales
Interior Design-Children's/Young Adult
Harry Potter: Page to Screen by Bob McCabe
Natural Hawai'i: An Inquisitive Kid's Guide by Dana Rozier
The Santa Club by Kelly Moss, illustrated by Jim Keserich
The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Children's/Young Adult)
Curious Critters by David Fitzsimmons
Everything Butt Art at the Zoo by Brian Snyder and Alexis Moniello
My Grama's Garden

--Winners were announced for the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association's Reading the West Awards, including the winner in the children's category, Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach and Antonio Javier Caparo.

--A trailer was released for The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the upcoming film based on the novel of the same name by Stephen Chbosky.

--New photos were revealed from The Twilight Saga: Breakind Dawn--Part 2, the film based on Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer.

--The CILIP Carnegie Medal was awarded to Patrick Ness for A Monster Calls: Inspired from an Idea by Siobhan Dowd, while the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal went to the book's illustrator, Jim Kay, marking the first time one book has won both awards

via Shelf Awareness.

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