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The 2012 APALA Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature

The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association has selected the following books as recipients for the 2012 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature. =D

Picture Book Award:


The House Baba Built: An Artist’s Childhood in China by Ed Young (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Honor Book:


Hot Hot Roti for Dada-ji written by F. Zia and illustrated by Ken Min (Lee & Low Books)

Children's Literature Award:


The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang (Scholastic)

Honor Book:


Vanished by Sheela Chari (Hyperion)

Young Adult Literature Award:


Orchards by Holly Thompson (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)

Honor Book:


Level Up by Gene Luen Yang (First Second Books)

Congratulations to all the winners! Click here to see the winners and honor books for the adult fiction and adult nonfiction categories.

The 2012 American Library Association Youth Media Awards

Today the American Library Association announced the winners of the 2012 Youth Media Awards - the top children's and young adult books, audio books, and videos of the past year. The winners included. . .

Stonewall Book Award

Honor book:


Money Boy by Paul Yee (Groundwood Books)

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal

Honor book:


Drawing from Memory by Allen Say (Scholastic Press)

John Newbery Medal

Honor book:


Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

Congratulations!!! Click here to see the list of all winners.

The 2012 Sydney Taylor Book Awards Announced by the Association of Jewish Libraries

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Sydney Taylor Book Awards! The Sydney Taylor Book Awards honor new books for children and teens that exemplify the highest literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience. The winners will receive their awards at the Association of Jewish Libraries convention in Pasadena, California in June.

The Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Younger Readers:


Chanukah Lights by Michael J. Rosen with artwork by Robert Sabuda (Candlewick Press)

The Sydney Taylor Honor Books for Younger Readers:


Naamah and the Ark at Night by Susan Campbell Bartoletti with illustrations by Holly Meade (Candlewick Press)


Around the World in One Shabbat: Jewish People Celebrate the Sabbath Together written and illustrated by Durga Yael Bernhard (Jewish Lights Publishing)

The Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Older Readers:


Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein by Susan Goldman Rubin (Charlesbridge Publishing)

The Sydney Taylor Honor Books for Older Readers:


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Finalists of the 2011 Cybils

Congratulations to the finalists of the 2011 Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards (the Cybils)! For this blog, I would like to highlight the following finalists. =D

Middle Grade Fiction


The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson (Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers)


The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang (Scholastic)


Warp Speed by Lisa Yee (Arthur A. Levine)


Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy (Arthur A. Levine)

Fantasy & Science Fiction (Middle Grade)


The Inquisitor's Apprentice by Chris Moriarty (Harcourt)

Poetry


Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto by Paul B. Janeczko (Candlewick Press)

Graphic Novels


Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch (Amulet)


Sidekicks by Dan Santat (Arthur A. Levine)


Level Up by Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham (First Second Books)

Fantasy & Science Fiction (Young Adult)


Angelfall by Susan Ee (Feral Dream)


Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (Tor Teen)

The winners will be announced on Valentine's Day! <3

Author/Illustrator Interview: Joyce Wan

I am in love.

With these board books:

You Are My Cupcake by Joyce Wan (Cartwheel Books, 2011)


A quote from the book:

"You are my. . . Chubby little pumpkin"

Detail shots of the interior:


We Belong Together by Joyce Wan (Cartwheel Books, 2011)


A quote from the book:

"We belong together. . . Like bacon and eggs every day"

Detail shots of the interior:


Can you see how my eyes are sparkling from reading these board books? They are good enough to eat! I shared them with my family and students and everyone just melted. Awww. <3

Author/illustrator Joyce Wan is here today to share about the books and Wanart, her greeting card and gift company. She's also going to give us a little tour of her studio!

Tarie: What is a typical day like at Wanart?

Joyce: There is no typical day at Wanart. I could be working on new card designs to working on new book ideas. It's different every day, and every hour even, but that's the way I like it! I always have coffee in the morning to s…

Eeeeeee! ~^o^~

Cat Girl's Day Off by Kimberly Pauley (Tu Books, April 2012)

What are kids in India reading?

Via Pratham Books and Hindustan Times. Thank you so much for this information!

It's not too late!

The Philippine National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) are now accepting nominations for the 2nd Philippine National Children’s Book Awards.

All publishers, authors, and illustrators are invited to submit their nominations. The deadline for submission of nominations is January 31, 2012.

Please click here for more information. :o)

Call for Papers: Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association

Call for Papers

Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association, English Department of Soochow University

Contact email: tclra101@gmail.com

Children’s literature as a field of academic study has grown steadily in Taiwan over the past several years. Many other Asian nations have also seen a concerted interest in both the production and criticism of literature for young people. This interest has given rise to the creation of the Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association (TLRCA), a distinctly Taiwanese organization in the process of formation that is dedicated to the study of children’s and young adult literature. The first action of the TLRCA is this conference, held in conjunction with the Children’s Literature Association (ChLA), that seeks to unite Asian scholars of children’s literature with each other and with scholars from regions where the study of children’s literature has had a longer tradition.

By focusing the theme for this conference on “the Child in the Book” we wish …

Aaahhh, it feels so good to be back.

I've felt a little unstable without my blog =P, but I'm back now and I'd like to share the latest releases from Adarna House. All these picture books are in Filipino, but include English translations. To give you an idea of the writing and illustrations, I have posted below their covers as well as their first couple of pages:



Ang Ambisyosong Istetoskop, written by Luis Gatmaitan and illustrated by Beth Parrocha Doctolero (second edition)

A book revealing some of the struggles and triumphs of Jose Rizal, the Philippines' national hero.



Dalawang Dagang Bulag, written by Rodolfo Desuasido and illustrated by Rommel Joson (third edition)

I love this! Tight, smart rhyming text and illustrations that both capture and expand the spirit of this little country tale. Woot!



Rosa Albina, written by Virgilio S. Almario and illustrated by Kora Dandan-Albano (third edition)

A classic Filipino children's story about humility and camaraderie.



Si Hinlalaki, written by Virgilio S. Almario…