The 2006-2007 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List has been announced by the Texas Library Association. I'd like to send out a particular congratulations to:
my fellow Vermont College faculty member Carolyn Coman, for The Big House, illustrated by Rob Shepperson (Front Street, 2004);
upcoming visiting Vermont College faculty member Deborah Wiles, for Each Little Bird That Sings (Harcourt, 2005);
Newbery winner Linda Sue Park, for Project Mulberry (Clarion, 2005);
Austinite and illustrator Don Tate, for Sure As Sunrise: Stories of Bruh Rabbit & His Walkin’ Talkin’ Friends by Alice McGill (Houghton Mifflin, 2005). Congratulate Don on his blog!