On a side note: On January 14 the winners of the many prestigious awards were announced! The winners are:
The Newbery Award: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schultiz
The Caldecott Award: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Slznick
The Sibert Award: The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sís
The Coretta Scott King Awards: Author Award: Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis (Author) and Illustrator Award: Let it Shine by Ashley Bryan (Illustrator)
The Pura Belpré Award: Author Award: The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biographiy of Juan Fransico Manzano by Margarita Engle and Illustrated by Sean Qualls, and for Illustrator Award: Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa Montes and Illustrated by Yuyi Morales
The Michael L. Printz Award: The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
For the complete of list of honor books please see the websites. Congratulations to the winners!