Sunday, May 31, 2009

Canadian Young Adult Book Award

Why is this so confusing?? I have been waiting and waiting for the results of the Canadian Book Awards, and supposedly the awards ceremony was Saturday, so I came online this morning eagerly looking for the results. Nothing is yet posted on the award page itself, but googling leads to this press release from April. I guess the winners were announced ages ago with little fanfare, and Saturday's shindig was just the presentation of the already-announced awards? I feel like I've let this blog down with my lack of up-to-the-minute results, but really I try. So, the winners:

Chanda’s Wars, by Allan Stratton won. And Would You by Marthe Jocelyn and The Apprentice’s Masterpiece by Melanie Little are honor books. I'm glad that's cleared up!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Lambda Literary Awards

The 2009 winners of the Lambda Literary Awards (for, of course, LGBT lit) were announced last night. In the children's/young adult category it went to Out of the Pocket, by Bill Konigsberg!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Canadian Young Adult Book Award

You know what I forgot to do way back in March? Post the shortlist for the Canadian Young Adult Book Award. Duh! Here it is, and just in time because the winner will be announced on May 30. So read 'em fast:

The Lit Report, Sarah N. Harvey
Sister Wife, Shelley Hrdlitschka
Would You, Marthe Jocelyn
The Apprentice's Masterpiece, Melanie Little
Storm, Carrie Mac
War Brothers, Sharon E. McKay
After River, Donna Milner
Egghead, Caroline Pignat
Chanda’s Wars, Allan Stratton
Skim, Mariko Tamaki

Friday, May 1, 2009

Edgar Awards

The winnings just keep rolling in this week, but I'm not sure if there's much point in posting this one. Everyone who might possibly be interested in this blog must also read John Green's blog and/or his twitter feed, right? I hear he's very very popular on the internets. So you all already knew about this hours ago, but Paper Towns won the Edgar for best young adult mystery.