The children's department is all abuzz regarding the American Library Association's announcement on Monday of the outstanding books of 2006. It's especially exciting because two of the authors honored are local! Laura McGee Kvanosky snagged the Theodor Seuss Geisel Beginning Reader Award for Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways, and Kirby Larson received a Newbery Honor for Hattie Big Sky. Congratulations, ladies!
Meanwhile, we're knee deep in deliberations for awards of our own. The Ubies, highlighting our favorite picture book and children's novel of 2006, will be announced very soon!