Friday, February 23, 2007

Keeping Up With Roo Wins Dolly Gray Award

Keeping Up With Roo by Sharlee Glenn, illustrated by Dan Andreason (Grossett & Dunlap, 2004) has won the 2006 Dolly Gray Award for Children's Literature in Developmental Disabilities, sponsored by The Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Developmental Disabilities and Special Needs Project.

Scroll for Sharlee's acceptance speech and more information about the award.

More News & Links

"A Grown-Up Brouhaha over a Book for Kids" from the New York Times. Letters to the editor include one by young adult author Alex Flinn. Read a Cynsations interview with Alex.

Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess (MTV Books, 2007) is the currently featured title at the YA Authors Cafe. Surf by to learn all about it and ask Laura a question.

CCBC Choices for 2007 have been announced. Learn more about highlighted authors and illustrators, including M.T. Anderson, Dianna Hutts Aston, Karen Ehrhardt, Jenny Han, Kimberly Willis Holt, Cynthia Kadohata, Gail Carson Levine, David Levithan, Grace Lin, Cynthia Lord, Marisa Montes, Yuyi Morales, An Na, Rick Riordan, Susan Goldman Rubin, Lola M. Schaefer, Leda Schubert, Scott Westerfeld, and Jane Yolen. Check out all the honorees!

"So You're An Old Wanna-be" by Kathe Campbell from the Institute of Children's Literature. "A light-hearted look at how one late bloomer looks at rules, challenges, and success."

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