* 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.
* 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.
* 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: