Tuesday, January 27, 2009

American Library Association announces Youth Media Awards winners

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the 2009 Youth Media Awards today in Denver, Colorado at their annual Midwinter Meeting. Three Random House Children’s Books authors received honors.

TENDER MORSELS by Margo Lanagan, published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, received a Michael L. Printz Honor.
TENDER MORSELS is a remarkable, literary blend of fantasy, speculative fiction, horror, and magical realism. The novel has received an impressive 5 starred reviews and many accolades including, 2008 Best Book of the Year citations from Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Booklist. Established in 1999, the Michael L. Printz Award honors excellence in literature written for young adults. The novel was edited by Nancy Siscoe, Associate Publishing Director, Executive Editor, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers.

PIANO STARTS HERE: THE YOUNG ART TATUM by Robert Andrew Parker, published by Schwartz & Wade Books was awarded the Schneider Family Book Award.
Parker chronicles the life of the nearly blind pianist, Art Tatum, from his modest beginnings to a virtuoso who was revered by both classical and jazz pianists, alike. The Schneider Family Book Awards honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. Parker’s book was edited by Lee Wade, Vice President, Publishing Director, Schwartz & Wade Books.

In the awards inaugural year, MADAPPLE by Christina Meldrum was named a William C. Morris Award Finalist.
Addictive, thought-provoking, and shocking, MADAPPLE is a page-turning exploration of human nature, divine intervention, and the darkest corners of the human soul. The William C. Morris Award honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrates impressive new voices in young adult literature. MADAPPLE was edited by Michelle Frey, Executive Editor, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers.

Random House Children’s Books is the world’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher. Creating books for toddlers through young adult readers, in all formats from board books to activity books to picture books and novels, the imprints of Random House Children’s Books bring together award-winning authors and illustrators, world-famous franchise characters, and multimillion-copy series. The company’s award-winning website, kids@random (www.randomhouse.com/kids) offers an array of materials and activities free of charge for children, teens, parents, and educators. Random House Children’s Books is a division of Random House, Inc., whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG, a leading international media company.

TENDER MORSELS by Margo Lanagan
(Alfred A. Knopf HC: 978-0-375-84811-7 • GLB: 978-0-375-94811-4)

PIANO STARTS HERE: The Young Art Tatum by Robert Andrew Parker
(Schwartz & Wade Books HC: 978-0-375-83965-8 • GLB: 978-0-375-93965-5)

MADAPPLE by Christina Meldrum
(Alfred A. Knopf HC: 978-0-375-85176-6 • GLB: 978-0-375-95176-3 • CD: 978-0-7393-6729-2)

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