ALA Awards

In case there’s anyone in the kidlitosphere who doesn’t know yet that the 2007 ALA/ALSC awards, including the Newbery and the Caldecott, have been announced, you can see the list of winners here. I haven’t read any of the Newbery medal or honor books, but a couple of them sound interesting. Sadly, no fantasy made the Newbery list this year, but I was excited to see Cybils finalist The Last Dragon is one of the honor books for the Batchelder award, given to a book (actually, the publisher of the book) translated into English from another language. I thought The Last Dragon was a delightful book that deserved greater recognition; now it looks like it is achieving that recognition!