Monday, January 21, 2008

January Carnival of Children's Literature: Book Awards

And, now (drumroll, please) Wizards Wireless is delighted to present the January edition of the Carnival of Children's Literature! (Cue wild applause).

The posts this month have been exhaustively reviewed (by me), thoroughly discussed (I talked to myself about them), and are in keeping with the finest standards of all carnivals of children's literature posted on this blog (this is the first one).

And now onto the highly anticipated topic: children's book awards. Awards are listed in a completely random order, carefully determined with help from the Wizards Wireless dartboard.

The first category is the Cybils: the Children's and YA Bloggers' Literary Awards.

The awards go to:
Our next category is the American Library Association Youth Media Awards.

The awards go to:

Moving right along to our next category: Other Awards and Lists.

The awards go to:

Our next category is Books Worthy of Awards.

The awards go to:

We're not done yet! Our next category is Thoughts about Awards.

The awards go to:

And last, in the coveted Blogger Award category, we are proud to feature these terrific new honors invented by creative bloggers.

The awards go to:

  • Sarah at The Reading Zone for sharing the details of the Mulbery : a children's literature award she created with her sixth grade Language Arts class.

  • Jennie at the Geek Buffet for ruminating on the Alex Awards (adult books that appeal to teens) and turning the tables to create the Xela Awards for teen books that appeal to adults.

Aceeptance Speech
I'd like to thank all the wonderful bloggers who participated in this month's carnival.
And Melissa Wiley, who provided fabulous technical support.
And my dogs, who really didn't do much of anything.

To submit carnival posts for next month's carnival of Children's Literature (host to be determined), go to Blog Carnival. And hey, since there's no host yet, maybe you'd like to give it a try. It's a lot of fun. Just contact Melissa Wiley at Here in The Bonny Glen.

Do you write a blog about children's literature? To find out more about future carnivals and to have terrific conversations with other bloggers, I highly recommend joining the Kidlitosphere online discussion group. Go to Yahoo Groups, search for "kidlitosphere" and follow the directions from there.

And, if you read the whole carnival, you can have an award too. Just be sure to thank me in your acceptance speech.

19 comments:

  1. How totally fun! Thanks for hosting the carnival!

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  2. Very creative! I can't wait to browse!

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  3. Thanks ever so, Susan! Great job. :)

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  4. What a wonderfully organized carnival. I can't wait to have the time to mull over these posts. Great job!

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  5. Congratulations on your very first Carnival! This looks wonderful! I am impressed!

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  6. sarah at thereadingzoneJanuary 20, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Thank you for organizing this month's carnival! It looks great!!!

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  7. Great stuff, Susan! Your Caldecott post definitely deserved an award. I especially liked the acceptance speech, and your plug for the Yahoo group. Most excellent.

    The new poll is fun, too.

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  8. Take a bow, Susan! This is a beautiful ceremony!! (And thanks for remembering me, despite the fact I forgot--after posting 3 times about the Carnival! Physician Heal Thyself.)

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  9. Susan, this is a really cool carnival! Thank you. I can't wait to have a bit o' time to read everything.

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  10. Susan,

    Thank you for this great carnival. So many interesting links to visit!

    Best, Kyra

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  11. Great job on the carnival! Can't wait to get through it all!

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  12. Between the Carnival and the new issue of Edge of the Forest, I'll be happily reading for many evenings. Thanks, Susan, for a great job!
    Candice

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  13. Between the Carnival and the new issue of Edge of the Forest, I'll be happily reading for many evenings. Thanks, Susan, for a great job!
    Candice

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  14. Awesome Carnival, Susan. I had great fun reading all the posts and added several more blogs to my blog reader... Thanks for hosting!

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  15. ain't that just the way of dogs . . . they can hardly do anything at all and yet contribute so much.

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