Congratulations to Alice Schertle, whose wonderful Button Up! Wrinkled Rhymes was one of the winners in the K-3 category of the 2010 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People. I blogged about Button Up! here and it’s such a terrific poetry collection. And Stampede! Poems to Celebrate the Wild Side of School, by me, was named an Honor Book! Woohoo! Congratulations to all the Winners and Honor Books. You can see the complete listing here.
And while I was Googling for that listing, I also came across an official listing of the 2011 Beehive Award Nominees from the Children’s Literature Association of Utah. And Fuzzy-Fast Blur: Poems About Pets is on that list. Yay! I’d seen unofficial news on a blog, but this is the first official list I’ve seen. I’ll be signing that book at one or both of my Capstone signings at ALA later this month.
Congratulations to all the Winners, Honor Books, and Nominees. For me, I know, it’s really exciting to be included on any list. Hey, if it’s one of the 10 books this summer that your kid doesn’t spit on, drop me a line and I’ll tell the world. It is so fun to know someone besides your family likes your book:>)
And happy end of the school year to all the kids, including mine, who are celebrating today!
The Poetry Friday Roundup today is at Kelly Polark (who has the most beautiful smile in the kidlitosphere). Head on over to read some fabulous poems!