For the second year in a row, the live webcast from ALA midwinter was a bust. Perhaps there is just too much traffic for the server, but once again I was left out in the cold. However, I was saved by the amazing Tasha Saecker at KidsLit who posted from ALA as it was happening! Head over to her blog to learn the winners. I won't spoil it for you here, as some of these are terrific surprises. But here are a few clues.
- The Newbery was won by a librarian again this year.
- Mo Willems and Peter Sis each won TWO awards, though Mo won for different books.
- All those mock Newbery committees pretty much picked the four titles that won medals or honors, but not necessarily the correct winner.