Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Coming Soon! American Library Association's Youth Media Award Announcements

On Monday, January 26th, at 9:45am EST, the Association for Library Services to Children will be announcing the winners of the 2009 Youth Media Awards. These awards include:
  • Caldecott Medal -- for the most distinguished American picture book
  • Newbery Medal -- for the most distinguished contribution to American children's literature
  • Geisel Medal -- for the most distinguished book published in the United States for beginning readers
  • Sibert Medal -- for the most distinguished American non-fiction book for children

Several other awards will be presented; click here for a complete list, and for more information about ALA's Youth Media Awards.

So, how will YOU find out who the winning authors, illustrators, and titles are? Here are three suggestions:
(TIP: Bookmark this site, and use the URL; the number of connections is limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis )
  • ALA will be instantly announcing award winners via Twitter; to find out how to register for Twitter, visit
  • We will be posting the winners of the Caldecott Medal and other Youth Media Awards right here on the ACPL Mock Caldecott Blog! Winners should be posted by noon on Monday, January 26th.

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