Neil Gaimain’s Graveyard Book, which already sports a shiny Newbery Medal (2009), just won the 2010 Carnegie Medal. I loved this chilling yet touching story of Nobody Owens, who is adopted by ghosts living in a graveyard. Check out one of our four copies (3 are in the YA section, 1 in the Children’s Room). This is definitely not for the faint of heart.
Jim Murphy has something new to add to his award shelf. He received the 2010 Margaret A. Edwards Award, for his “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.” Well deserved, in my opinion. I am generally not a big non-fiction reader, but Murphy has an amazing knack for bringing history to life.
Australian illustrator Freya Blackwood won the 2010 Kate Greenaway Medal for Harry & Hopper (text by Margaret Wild). Click here to read the press release.