Last week was the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference. I would have loved to have gone but I wasn’t able to. One of the more exciting aspects of the conference are the awards they give out. This is only a small sample of the winners and honors. You can find more books here.
Let’s take a look at some of the winners and honors.
“Flora and Ulysses” by Kate DiCamillo
“Locomotive” by Brian Floca
“Mister Orange” by Truss Matti
“The Bathing Costume or the Worst Vacation of My Life,” by Charlotte Moundlic
“My Father’s Arms Are a Boat,” by Stein Erik Lunde
“The War Within These Walls,” by Aline Sax
“Midwinterblood” by Marcus Sedgwick
Looking over all of the winners and honors, I was surprised that I have read only a few of the books. I was even more surprised that I didn’t even recognize many of the books! I read Flora and Ulysses months ago and wasn’t really wowed by it. I’m glad DiCamillo won though because I do think she’s a great author. I’ve put a few more winners/honors on my hold list since looking over the results.
What do you think of the winners/honors?
Are you going to read any of the books now?