The Saturday Post: Awards Galore, Book Trailers & More!

* The Printz, the Morris and the ALA’s other Youth Media Awards earlier this week — with John Corey Whaley’s Where Things Come Back winning both the Printz and the Morris, two huge honors for YA lit. Check out an interview with him in the LA Times.

* In years past, the children’s authors who won the Newbery and the Caldecot at the YMAs would appear on morning television following their wins. But this year — NONE of the major networks accepted offers to have these authors appear on their morning shows. As someone who works in morning TV news I am baffled by this decision. As someone who supports reading and literacy, I’m just appalled.

* Check out this year’s list for YALSA’s Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers and YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults. Congrats to everyone!

* The Oscar nominations were announced this week, and while Harry Potter was once again snubbed, two Scholastic book adaptations received some top honors: Hugo and War Horse. Congrats!

* Speaking of book to movie adaptations, The Mortal Instruments Examiner explores the growth of YA adaptations in Hollywood.

* Check out Novel Novice contributor Tiffany Truitt’s first author interview, for her upcoming debut novel Chosen Ones.

* In case you missed the hilarity this week on “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert interviewed beloved children’s author Maurice Sendak. It’s hilarious. Check out part 1 and part 2 online!

* Here’s the book trailer for Pink Smog by Francescia Lia Block, the Weetzie Bat prequel released this week:

* Also released this week, the book trailer for Incarnate by Jodi Meadows:

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2 responses to “The Saturday Post: Awards Galore, Book Trailers & More!

  1. I hadn’t heard that none of the networks wanted to host the Printz and Morris winners. That makes me weep for the future of our country’s literacy. It’s kind of offensive to me that the world’s strongest media outlet won’t recognize the most important one.

    Smiles!
    Lori

    • I agree, Lori, it does make us worry about our future literacy. The media follows advertising money and advertising money follows popular culture. Unfortunately for everyone, children’s books and their awards aren’t as popular in our culture as celebrity news.

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