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Hunted Has Been Shortlisted for the 2013 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award!

I’m excited–and honored–to announce that my YA sci-fi/paranormal fantasy HUNTED has been shortlisted for the 2013 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award! The release says: “This year’s short list includes some of Canada’s best-known and award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators. … Continue reading

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Children’s Choice Book Awards announced

Kids voted James Patterson author of the year, and Peter Brown illustrator of the year, for the third annual Children’s Choice Book Awards. I really like both of those authors/illustrators, so that’s lovely to see. There are some other fantastic … Continue reading

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New children’s literature award – for plant and ecology themed children’s books

Did you know that there was a literary award for children’s books that are plant, garden and ecology-themed? I didn’t. Check out the new “Growing Good Kids – Excellence in Children’s Literature Awards” Program. The 2009 winners are: The Apple-pip … Continue reading

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Cybils 2008-9 Winners

I’m late posting this, because I had to find a new RSS reader that would work for me. But hey–the Cybils 2008-9 winners have been announced–and there are some fantastic books there! I highly recommend you checking them out. Hurray … Continue reading

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The Cybils awards winners have been announced

The Cybils winners have been announced; if you’re curious, head on over there to check out which books won. You’re sure to find some great reads.

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Many recent children’s book awards

There have been children’s book awards galore–and, not surprisingly, some of the books that are finalists in the Cybils awards have also received awards from other places. (You can see which ones at this post.) As usual, some of my … Continue reading

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Fried! Fast Food, Slow Deaths anthology has been nominated for a Preditors and Editors award

I just found out from Joel Sutherland (thank you, Joel) that the anthology Fried! Fast Food, Slow Deaths that one of my YA short stories is in (“Comfort Food”)–has also been nominated for a Preditors and Editors award for best … Continue reading

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The rest of the 2007 Cybils finalists have been announced

The rest of the 2007 Cybils awards finalists (Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards) have been announced! That means the finalists for Young Adult Fiction; Nonfiction Picture Books; Graphic Novels; and Middle Grade and YA Nonfiction. You can see … Continue reading

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Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian won the 2007 National Book Award

Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Little, Brown & Company) won the 2007 National Book Award (USA) in the Young People’s Literature category. Want to know more about Sherman Alexie, his writing process, or his book? … Continue reading

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The finalists for the 2007 National (US) Book Award have been announced

The finalists for the 2007 National Book Award (US) have been announced. For the Children’s/Teen fiction category, the finalists are: Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Little, Brown & Company) Kathleen Duey, Skin Hunger: A Resurrection … Continue reading

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