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2010 ALA Youth Media Awards
American Library Association announces literary award winners
BOSTON - The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, audiobooks and video for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

Follow the ALA Youth Media Awards live on Jan. 18, 2010
CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) will provide a free live webcast of its Youth Media Awards, a national announcement of the top books and media for children and young adults, on Jan. 18, at 7:45 a.m. EST. The award announcements are made as part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting, which will bring together librarians, publishers, authors and guests to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from Jan. 15 to 19.

Carmen Tafolla Wins 2010 Charlotte Zolotow Award
Madison, WI  -- What Can You Do with a Paleta? by Carmen Tafolla is the thirteenth annual winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award for outstanding writing in a picture book. The award is given by the Cooperative Children's Book Center, a library of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dreamdark's Silksinger: an excellent read
We received a review copy of Laini Taylor's Silksinger earlier this year from its publisher, along with the first book in the series, Blackbringer. The paperback edition of Blackbringer came out in May of 2009. The hardcover edition of Silksinger came out in September. Both titles are part of the Faeries of Dreamdark books that Taylor is writing.

ALA Awards 2009
The results of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Click to watch the video of the 2009 ALA Youth Media Awards, which present the best of the best in children’s and young adult literature and media, at the Colorado Convention Center 2009.

Coretta Scott King Awards
Updated: Annually in January since 1969
This award is given to authors and illustrators of African descent "whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the American Dream." It is awarded annually by the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the ALA. Find out more about this prestigious award!

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The second book in Cornish's Monster Blood Tattoo series, Lamplighter, is as engrossing as the first one was and should grab middle grade students' attention just as much. [ISBN: 978-0399246395; Putnam Juvenile; May 1, 2008; Ages 9-12]

Monster Blood Tattoo: Book One: Foundling
I just finished reading a wonderful fantasy novel for the second time: "Foundling (Monster Blood Tattoo book I)," by first time author D.M. Cornish. The book was sent to CCF as a review copy by a Senior Editor at G.P. Putnam's Sons. The paperback edition [ISBN: 0142409138] came out September 6, 2007. This is a young boy's survival story that is sure to grab middle grade students' attention.

How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend
We received an advance copy Janette Rallison's book, "How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-boyfriend," and LOVED IT!!!!! Couldn't put it down. Read it all in one sitting.

The Higher Power of Lucky
2007 Newbery Medal Winner, "The Higher Power of Lucky" by Susan PatronMaia Cheli-Colando is a writer and a photographer. She's written one of the most perceptive reviews of The Higher Power of Lucky we've yet come across in response to the "Lucky" controversy. With her permission we've posted her review to the CCF site. "From what I had heard, I expected to respect the the story, and most likely to enjoy it...What I didn't expect was to be inspired, charmed and revolutionized by the story."

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