We are waiting with bated breath for January 28th when the winners of the Youth Media Awards will be announced at the American Library Association’s Midwinter meeting. Finally, after months of speculation, we’ll learn what books get to wear the shiny stickers that say “Newbery,” “Caldecott,” “Printz,” and “Morris”—just to name a few. Follow the awards via the Twitter hashtag #ALAyma or check the Facebook page at facebook.com/alayma where there is even a link to watch the ceremonies live!
The Mystery Writers of America have just released their list of nominees for the Edgar Allan Poe Awards that honor the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television for the previous year. Winners will be announced on May 2, so there’s plenty of time to check out these books and make your own predictions. For a complete list of all nominees, the MWA website is here.
13 Hangmen by Art Corriveau
The Quick Fix by Jack D. Ferraiolo
Spy School by Stuart Gibbs
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
Emily’s Dress and Other Missing Things by Kathryn Burak
The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George
Crusher by Niall Leonard
Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
So . . . any favorite reads this past year that you’re hoping will be chosen for an award?