@BonnieAdamson: TOPIC: What did you think of the ALA Youth Media Awards? The "right" Newbery?

A good King? Let's discuss! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:00 am

@gregpincus: TOPIC: What did you think of the ALA Youth Media Awards? The "right" Newbery? A good King? Let's discuss! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:00 am

@delzey: RT @kidlitchat: ALA awards . . . and Oscar noms! A good week for #kidlit! Join us around the water cooler at 9 pm EST/6 pm PST #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:01 am

@lisabrowndraws: RT @gregpincus: TOPIC: What did you think of the ALA Youth Media Awards? The "right" Newbery? A good King? Let's discuss! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:02 am

@SheviStories: @gregpincus The what what? What are the Youth Media Awards? #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:02 am

@LaurelSnyder: Hey! Is everyone here?n #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:02 am

@LaurelSnyder: RT @gregpincus: TOPIC: What did you think of the ALA Youth Media Awards? The "right" Newbery? A good King? Let's discuss! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:03 am

@BonnieAdamson: @LaurelSnyder with one eye on the S-o-t-U address. :-) #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:03 am

@delzey: shh! you'll wake the supreme court RT @LaurelSnyder: Hey! Is everyone here? #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:03 am

@gregpincus: Newbery, Caldecott, King, Sibert, etc. All topics open! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:03 am

@AnneMariePace: @LaurelSnyder I'm here. But it is quiet so far! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:03 am

@LaurelSnyder: @BonnieAdamson Me too! Though I want to cry when I see Giffords. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:04 am

@BonnieAdamson: @gregpincus Cheers for the Caldecott winner & honors! Great choices. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:04 am

@BonnieAdamson: @LaurelSnyder I know--but she looks great, doesn't she! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:04 am

@SheviStories: @gregpincus I have no opinion. I'm glad Wonderstruck won an award, but it wasn't as big an award as I thought it deserved. #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:05 am

@juliadevillers: Multitasking: SOTU + #kidlitchat discussion about the ALA Youth Media Awards.
January 25, 2012, 2:05 am

@BonnieAdamson: @SheviStories Whereas its predecessor cleaned up in film! #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:05 am

@lisabrowndraws: I am! Finally. RT @LaurelSnyder: Hey! Is everyone here?r #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:05 am

@SheviStories: I'm also glad Hugo has so many Oscar nominations. #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:05 am

@SBRodgers1: question? would it be rude to announce a contest on here? if so I'll never mention it again :) #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:05 am

@gregpincus: @SheviStories Then you do have an opinion :-) #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:05 am

@delzey: i am just going to throw this out there, as the POTUS enters the chamber: i think the ALA should release a shortlist beforehand #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:06 am

@SheviStories: Yes, and richly deserved. RT @BonnieAdamson: @SheviStories Whereas its predecessor cleaned up in film! #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:06 am

@PBWorkshop: @BonnieAdamson @LaurelSnyder She's the picture of strength and integrity, isn't she? #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:06 am

@lisabrowndraws: Me, too. Hi Julia! RT @juliadevillers: Multitasking: SOTU + #kidlitchat discussion about the ALA Youth Media Awards.
January 25, 2012, 2:06 am

@BonnieAdamson: @delzey Agree--was thinking that today: short list #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:06 am

@PBWorkshop: Any thoughts about the lack of attention to ALA awards/winner in the traditional press/TV? Frustrates me, to say the least. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:07 am

@BonnieAdamson: @PBWorkshop yes, indeed. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:07 am

@SheviStories: Do the awards change anything? I'm guessing increased library and school sales. Anything else? #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:07 am

@juliadevillers: Why, hi @lisabrowndraws ! I hope you and family have been celebrating! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:08 am

@AnneMariePace: Why a shortlist? Wouldn't that take away most of the pre-award fun? :) #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:08 am

@PBWorkshop: @BonnieAdamson @delzey A short list in advance would drive readers to the books, much like the Oscar noms do for movies. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:08 am

@BonnieAdamson: @SheviStories The winners live forever, lol. Change for whom, exactly? #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:09 am

@delzey: @PBWorkshop goes back to my idea of a shortlist. all other awards build interest by releasing a list in advance, why not ALA? #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:09 am

@SBRodgers1: the more press the more salesn #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:09 am

@SheviStories: @BonnieAdamson Change for the books, writers and illustrators. #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:10 am

@ixtumea: RT @gregpincus: TOPIC: What did you think of the ALA Youth Media Awards? The "right" Newbery? A good King? Let's discuss! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:10 am

@LM_Preston: Just made it, what's the topic #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:10 am

@BonnieAdamson: @SheviStories Golly--I'd say definitely yes--you don't think their lives are changed? #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:11 am

@lisabrowndraws: I would, but he's on tour! RT @juliadevillers: Why, hi @lisabrowndraws ! I hope you and family have been celebrating! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:11 am

@LaurelSnyder: @AnneMariePace How about a "books we MIGHT be looking at" shortlist. Then they'd pick something else entirely. Ha. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:11 am

@BonnieAdamson: @LM_Preston ALA awards and such this week #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:11 am

@LaurelSnyder: I get the idea of a shortlist, but I love the random anything-can-happen-ness of it. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:11 am

@ixtumea: I know one thing. I was ecstatic that UNDER THE MESQUITE won! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:11 am

@LM_Preston: Contest scare the shakes out of me #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:12 am

@AnneMariePace: @LaurelSnyder Those devious librarians! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:12 am

@delzey: @LaurelSnyder anything can still happen, just on the shortlist. and then people rush out to READ! (and have ALA parties!) #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:12 am

@SheviStories: You do have a point. It would help build up anticipation before the Awards are announced. #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:13 am

@BonnieAdamson: @delzey Hey, that's a thought--they should change the announcements until evening--party time! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:14 am

@AnneMariePace: Yes, exactly! RT @LaurelSnyder I get the idea of a shortlist, but I love the random anything-can-happen-ness of it. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:14 am

@shanacorey: @SheviStories Increased all sales-bookstores that initially skipped might take, sometimes bookclubs will.#kidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:14 am

@AnneMariePace: @SheviStories With all Mock Newberys etc, do we need more anticipation? I love celebrating the breadth of great kidlit we have. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:15 am

@PBWorkshop: @SheviStories The major awards keep books in print, keep them on library shelves, keep them on resource lists online, forever. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:16 am

@delzey: @AnneMariePace but the mock newbery's, blogging and tweeting, it's all pretty insular. i think kidlit deserves more public attn #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:17 am

@lisabrowndraws: Although the winners know the day before... #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:17 am

@LM_Preston: I wonder if some of the winning authors of the ALA awards will be at the conference in March, I will be star struck #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:17 am

@coachhays64: @AnneMariePace Maybe it would increase the pre-award buzz and fun? I would vote for a LONG shortlist, though. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:17 am

@kidsilkhaze: Morris and ENYA both have shortlists. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:17 am

@PBWorkshop: @lisabrowndraws Some, but Caldecott and Newbery calls are famously made that very morning, about an hour before the gathering. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:18 am

@shanacorey: @delzey I wonder if it that would make it less exciting though-right now everyone with a favorite book has a horse in the race. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:18 am

@LaurenColantoni: We're in the beginning of a writers' revolution, using social media and our own platforms to get word out. We ARE the press. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:18 am

@PBWorkshop: What I'd love to attend is the ALA acceptance speeches. I read them every year, but would love to witness. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:18 am

@delzey: is that always true? bc i know someone who found out only hrs b4 RT @lisabrowndraws: Although the winners know the day before... #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:19 am

@coachhays64: @delzey @LaurelSnyder And it could be a long short list with enough titles to still keep it exciting. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:19 am

@AnneMariePace: @delzey Good point re insularity but does wide public really care about other shortlisted awards? NBA? Edgars? #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:19 am

@kidsilkhaze: Some winners know the day before. Some find out a few hours before-- it depends on how hard the decision was. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:19 am

@story_queen: Hi everyone! re: ALA awards--I'd like to see more honor books. There were 4 Printz honors, 3 Caldecott and only 2 Newberry #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:19 am

@lisabrowndraws: Ok, then just the Printz on the day before! RT @PBWorkshop: Caldecott and Newbery calls are famously made that very morning #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:19 am

@story_queen: @PBWorkshop Me too! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:19 am

@SheviStories: If you couldn't do both, would you prefer to win awards or get on the bestseller list for months? #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:19 am

@PBWorkshop: @delzey Caldecott and Newbery are called the same morning. Many sit by their phones if the buzz has been strong. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:20 am

@kellandrewsPA: @story_queen Oh hi! I'm late and I don't know if it's been said, but a Morris-type award for debut MG is a wish of mine. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:20 am

@coachhays64: @PBWorkshop Yes! Live streaming of the ALA speeches would be awesome. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:20 am

@harkinwords: Had a committee chair ask for reading copies for a major US award. Our book was a top 5 finalist. But we couldn't publicize it. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:20 am

@LM_Preston: Best Seller List . I can dream RT @SheviStories: Would you prefer to win awards or get on the bestseller list for months? #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:20 am

@delzey: @AnneMariePace booksellers care and set up NBA displays in advance, NPR does advance coverage... #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:21 am

@BonnieAdamson: @SheviStories Awards, definitely--more of a career builder. #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:21 am

@SheviStories: @kellandrewsPA Are you a member of the SCBWI? Because I think they might have an award like that. #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:21 am

@BethReads: @lisabrowndraws Printz calls the day before, assuming they can get a hold of the authors #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:21 am

@LM_Preston: Does winning an ALA contest or being on best sellers list effect ebook ranking on sites like Amazon? #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:21 am

@ixtumea: I'm not so sure on the awards. I have to admit some of the winners? I'd never heard of their books. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:21 am

@PBWorkshop: @coachhays64 Let's lobby for that- since I'm not likely to get to Anaheim in June! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:22 am

@story_queen: @kellandrewsPA I agree. That would be very cool. I am just thrilled they have the Geisel now. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:22 am

@lisabrowndraws: But isn't that great! Discovery! RT @ixtumea: I have to admit some of the winners? I'd never heard of their books. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:22 am

@SheviStories: @LM_Preston Not on Amazon. Only Amazon sales count there. But some other sites have sections for award winners. #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:22 am

@PBWorkshop: @BonnieAdamson Agreed. Awards remain listed, posted, reprinted. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:22 am

@ixtumea: I'm going to ALA Summer. Very excited. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:22 am

@SheviStories: @kellandrewsPA True, although I do suspect the mention of a Golden Kite Award would look good. #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:23 am

@harkinwords: Chair said that publicizing finalists would make "losers" feel bad! Silly! We'd have loved the publicity of a nomination. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:23 am

@BonnieAdamson: @lisabrowndraws Precisely! Finding great new books you might NOT have seen on the "wall" at B&N #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:23 am

@SheviStories: @harkinwords I agree! #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:23 am

@LaurelSnyder: Is there an award specifically for chapter books? B/c that would be cool. We need more awesome ones. #saysthemotherofasixyearold #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:23 am

@PBWorkshop: @ixtumea Yeah for you! Be sure to blog about it. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:23 am

@DHeiligman: @BethReads @lisabrowndraws I got Printz call & YALSA call two days before! If committee decide early they can call. Not for N&C #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:23 am

@lisabrowndraws: It's all about librarian eyes. And love. That's why it's different than a bestseller list. #kidlitchat.
January 25, 2012, 2:23 am

@ixtumea: @PBWorkshop Ooh, I will! Plan to take photos too! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:24 am

@LM_Preston: That's good to know and consider. RT @SheviStories: Not on Amazon. Only Amazon sales count there. #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:24 am

@kellandrewsPA: @harkinwords "Nominee" or "short list" is an honor itself. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:24 am

@PBWorkshop: If each award even listed the famous "top ten" in advance, there would be comfort among those not named. Could even help sales. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:25 am

@coachhays64: @ixtumea That's going to be so cool! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:25 am

@lisabrowndraws: Have you seen Jim Averbeck and @mariavanlieshou (and @FuseEight ) do their ALA red "carpet" To DIE. I will find the link #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:25 am

@ixtumea: @coachhays64 I went in 04 and had a blast. It was like being in heaven. Books, books, everywhere! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:25 am

@kidsilkhaze: There was a huge gasp of surprise and dismay that there was no Schneider Family award for picture books. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:25 am

@delzey: that sounds like a copout @harkinwords Chair said that publicizing finalists would make "losers" feel bad! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:25 am

@ixtumea: I'm going as a reviewer to ALA. One year, I'll be signing books. One year. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:26 am

@story_queen: @PBWorkshop But how would they decide upon the top 10? As of now, I think they discuss (in person at ALA) who should win. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:26 am

@susan_marie: @LaurelSnyder Do you know about the Gryphon Award, for books for kids KGr4? #chapterbooks #kidlitchat http://t.co/1YgIOsTo
January 25, 2012, 2:26 am

@janiceharayda: A chat about the #Caldecott and #Newbery awards is going on now at #kidlitchat. I may do a couple of related tweets.
January 25, 2012, 2:26 am

@AnneMariePace: @PBWorkshop Could help sales, maybe, but that's not part of ALA's mission. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:27 am

@LaurelSnyder: @kidsilkhaze I admire not giving an award. But wow, that means ALL THE BOOKS WERE NOT-AWESOME. #screwyoueveryone #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:27 am

@PBWorkshop: @ixtumea Absolutely- believe it, dream it, do it! I'd wait in that line. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:27 am

@delzey: @story_queen the cybils awards manage to do it all via the magic of the internets #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:27 am

@LaurelSnyder: @susan_marie No! <looks it up> #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:27 am

@ixtumea: @delzey I love the Cybils. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:28 am

@coachhays64: @lisabrowndraws So true. Love the librarians. They're in the know and man alive, they know! #kidlitchat BTW, congrats to your household!
January 25, 2012, 2:28 am

@harkinwords: @kellandrewsPA I tried to explain that. No dice. She seemed mystified by my reasoning. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:28 am

@PBWorkshop: @story_queen I believe the committee meets several times in advance, over time. My info focuses on Caldecott, though. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:28 am

@lisabrowndraws: Thankee. He called and I couldn't tell ANYONE RT @coachhays64: @lisabrowndraws #kidlitchat BTW, congrats to your household!
January 25, 2012, 2:28 am

@story_queen: @LaurelSnyder @kidsilkhaze Maybe no one championed a book in that category...every book needs an advocate. #kidlitchat

January 25, 2012, 2:29 am

@SheviStories: @LM_Preston One more thing, because it's only based on Amazon's sales, people can play the numbers. Kind of cheating...#KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:29 am

@kidsilkhaze: @story_queen well, 2 ALA awards manage a short list, so it could be done! I'd love to see one, too. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:29 am

@BethReads: @story_queen @pbworkshop Newbery does not discuss in between conferences, Printz does but things can change a lot at the table #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:29 am

@LM_Preston: Oh RT @SheviStories: One more thing, because it's only based on Amazon's sales, people can play the numbers. Kind of cheating...#KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:29 am

@BonnieAdamson: @SheviStories I'd rather not consider Amazon rankings at all when considering excellence in kidlit #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:30 am

@LM_Preston: For contest such as the ALA do publishers generally submit books or do members? #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:30 am

@story_queen: @delzey But that is why they are the Cybils. I love the idea of live book discussions at ALA (but I 'spose skype would work...) #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:30 am

@kidsilkhaze: @LaurelSnyder I know that my gasp of dismay wasn't that the committee didn't choose one, but that there wasn't one to choose. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:30 am

@SheviStories: @LM_Preston If you can get 20 of your relatives to buy the book at the same time, you can claim to have an Amazon "bestseller." #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:30 am

@story_queen: @BethReads @pbworkshop Do they just vote, then? How does it work for the Newberry? #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:31 am

@SheviStories: @BonnieAdamson Right. There's a difference between quality and popularity, between, oh, A Year Down Yonder and...Twilight. #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:31 am

@harkinwords: Now I want to go look up Schneider Family type books to see what got passed over this year ;) #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:32 am

@KatherineBook: Remember when places wouldn't carry Higher Power of Lucky because it said scrotum? That was awesome. Wait. I mean horrible #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:32 am

@SheviStories: I write humor, fantasy and science fiction, so I can't hope to ever win an ALA award. #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:33 am

@lisabrowndraws: RT @KatherineBook: Remember places wouldn't carry Higher Power of Lucky because of scrotum? Awesome. Wait. I mean horrible #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:33 am

@BonnieAdamson: @SheviStories Amen. #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:33 am

@ixtumea: @SheviStories Never say never. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:34 am

@kidsilkhaze: @LM_Preston both. Many need a member to officially nominate, but publishers make sure that members see their titles. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:34 am

@delzey: @story_queen the committees read & nom months before they meet & have a shortlist before ALA, they can still decide in person #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:34 am

@SheviStories: Actually, you have a point. I remember a comic book writer who won all the awards. RT @ixtumea: @SheviStories Never say never. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:35 am

@LM_Preston: @harkinwords @kidsilkhaze Okay #kidlitchat once nominated it's read and voted on by a board?
January 25, 2012, 2:35 am

@KatherineBook: (Ok, now following my own little path of awesome ALA award announcement memories thanks to #kidlitchat )
January 25, 2012, 2:35 am

@SheviStories: @ixtumea If Neil Gaiman can do it... :) #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:35 am

@LynneKelly: @SheviStories Sure you could! There are fantasies that have won the Newbery. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:35 am

@story_queen: @delzey So you are saying there IS a shortlist, but we just don't get to know what is on it? Hmmmmm... #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:36 am

@delzey: @KatherineBook now THERE'S a book i haven't seen in bookstores since it won the newbery #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:36 am

@kidsilkhaze: @SheviStories Scorpio Races was a Printz honor this year, Angus Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging was an honor when it came out. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:36 am

@SheviStories: @LynneKelly Umm...The Princess Academy and...The Graveyard Book, right? #KidLitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:36 am

@story_queen: @kidsilkhaze @SheviStories Loved Angus! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:37 am

@PBWorkshop: @story_queen Absolutely. But that shortlist doesn't start out very short. Ends up that way. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:37 am

@SheviStories: @kidsilkhaze Louise Rennison got a Printz honor? Wow, maybe I do have a shot. #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:37 am

@delzey: @story_queen exactly my point. let the world know and let the discussions bloom! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:37 am

@LM_Preston: I wonder whether those authors ever thought they would win such awards? They are probably happy dancing #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:37 am

@LynneKelly: @SheviStories Yes, and A Wrinkle in Time. Maybe some others we're not thinking of. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:37 am

@story_queen: @PBWorkshop I'd still love to see it...even if it was a long list. Especially if it was a long list! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:38 am

@ixtumea: @LM_Preston I was shouting for joy when I heard Guadalupe Garcia McCall won for UNDER THE MESQUITE. So happy she won. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:38 am

@SheviStories: It does seem easier for issue books and historical fiction, though, kind of like the Oscars. #KidLitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:38 am

@LM_Preston: :-D RT @ixtumea: I was shouting for joy when I heard Guadalupe Garcia McCall won for UNDER THE MESQUITE. So happy she won. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:38 am

@story_queen: But you know...most of my favorite books never won an award. I still love them so much. #kidlitchat

January 25, 2012, 2:38 am

@ixtumea: Reason? Her Latina YA read like poetry in motion with a lush, positive view of our culture. Kuddos for her win! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:39 am

@PBWorkshop: @story_queen Takes me back to my earlier question- why not more public attention(before and after) in traditional press/media? #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:39 am

@kidsilkhaze: @SheviStories "kinda like the Oscars" It's funny 'cuz it's true #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:41 am

@SheviStories: @LM_Preston How do you throw your book into the ring? #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:41 am

@LynneKelly: @SheviStories Savvy, Tale of Despereaux... #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:41 am

@PBWorkshop: @LM_Preston But kids do! They look for those "seals" on the cover- parents often do, too. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:41 am

@KatherineBook: I threatened violence if When You Reach Me didn't win. Fortunately for all, it did. And I'm actually a pacifist. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:41 am

@LM_Preston: Some awards you can submit your books for consideration. RT @SheviStories: How do you throw your book into the ring? #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:41 am

@delzey: @SheviStories well, i think publishers need to nominate (& pay a fee) for NBA consideration. i think. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:42 am

@story_queen: Do people ever wear the medal when they win it? If I won, I think I'd wear it...at least once. In public. #kidlitchat

January 25, 2012, 2:42 am

@SheviStories: @delzey Ah, thanks. That's what I thought. #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:42 am

@lisabrowndraws: My 8 year old already covets one of his own. #swelledhead RT @PBWorkshop: @LM_Preston kids look for those "seals" on the cover. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:42 am

@SheviStories: @story_queen Dave Barry used to joke about taking his Pulitzer Prize to bed with him. #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:43 am

@KatherineBook: Remember that year with Good Masters, Sweet Ladies? Definitely my most WHAAA? moment. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:43 am

@janiceharayda: @PBWorkshop Lack of coverage relates partly to shrinking book space. (I'm former Plain Dealer book ed.) #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:43 am

@kidsilkhaze: @PBWorkshop most of the kids I know look at the seal as a sign to STAY AWAY. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:44 am

@SheviStories: When I was really little, I liked those seals on picture books. But when I got older, the seal told me "this book is no fun." #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:44 am

@LM_Preston: Big Dreams :-D it's a great start RT @lisabrowndraws: My 8 yr old covets one of his own. RT @PBWorkshop: #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:44 am

@BonnieAdamson: @kidsilkhaze oh, phooey--that's a stereotype if I ever heard one . . . no offense #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:44 am

@story_queen: @SheviStories That might be uncomfortable...but a medal might look distinguished and all, you know, whilst grocery shopping. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:45 am

@SheviStories: @SheviStories I'm talking about adolescent me. Now I know there's a range of books that win the awards. #KidLitChat'
January 25, 2012, 2:45 am

@PBWorkshop: @janiceharayda But why not front page? or a few minutes on local news? Anything to place literacy in the limelight. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:45 am

@delzey: @SheviStories i would love to discuss this "problem" at some future #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:45 am

@kidsilkhaze: @Story_queen Libba Bray said she was going to wear it a la Flava Flav during her #Printz acceptance speech #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:45 am

@DrTheodoreHoma: RT @LM_Preston: Big Dreams :-D it's a great start RT @lisabrowndraws: My 8 yr old covets one of his own. RT @PBWorkshop: #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:45 am

@LM_Preston: Usually because it becomes a school read RT @kidsilkhaze: @PBWorkshop kids I know look at the seal as a sign to STAY AWAY. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:45 am

@lisabrowndraws: It was front page arts section this am in the NYTimes RT @PBWorkshop: @janiceharayda But why not front page? #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:45 am

@PBWorkshop: @kidsilkhaze I agree with Bonnie- kids crave the award books, even draw seals on the covers of books they write. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:46 am

@SheviStories: @kidsilkhaze Not the cow hat? #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:46 am

@lisabrowndraws: My son's not alone. RT @PBWorkshop: @kidsilkhaze kids crave the award books, even draw seals on the covers of books they write. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:46 am

@story_queen: @PBWorkshop Yup. I would totally buy one. And wear it. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:46 am

@delzey: @BonnieAdamson not a stereotype, as a bookseller i can vouch it was a kiss of death for some kids #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:46 am

@story_queen: @kidsilkhaze YES! This is what I am talking about! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:47 am

@PBWorkshop: @LM_Preston I was not on the "Stay away" team- just the opposite. Although I know a "must read" list in class can kill the love. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:47 am

@kidsilkhaze: I'm just talking about the large number of kids I deal with on a regular basis as a children's librarian. Sadly not stereotype. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:48 am

@story_queen: @PBWorkshop Or a booth with shirts that say, "I was short-listed for the Newberry and all I got was this lousy T-shirt." :) #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:48 am

@kidsilkhaze: @SheviStories she could totally wear both at the same time #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:48 am

@LM_Preston: An author friend that won lots of awards for her debut book. #kidlitchat and has seals on them too! Maggie Mei Lewis, http://t.co/bk0JpEf0
January 25, 2012, 2:49 am

@BonnieAdamson: @delzey you're saying kids in your store BUYING BOOKS would turn up their noses at award-winners? hard to believe. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:49 am

@PBWorkshop: @story_queen Love that one- especially because I'm more a T-shirt type than a bling-y gal. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:49 am

@coachhays64: @story_queen I would get an exact replica of the medal tattoo'd on my chest. Seriously. And I don't even like tattoos. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:49 am

@lisabrowndraws: oooh, I'm on it. RT @story_queen: @PBWorkshop "I was short-listed for the Newberry and all I got was this lousy T-shirt." :) #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:49 am

@SheviStories: @delzey Yes! When you're little, it's cool. But once you hit 12, it's like a medicine label. "Read this. It's good for you." #KidLitChat
January 25, 2012, 2:49 am

@KatherineBook: I've known a couple bookstores to do displays of "NOT on your summer reading list" & do well with them (re:medal fatigue) #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:50 am

@SheviStories: Yes, she could! RT @kidsilkhaze: @SheviStories she could totally wear both at the same time #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:50 am

@janiceharayda: @PBWorkshop Most papers won't put the Nat'l Book Awards on the front page. Not important enough to them. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:50 am

@lisabrowndraws: @BonnieAdamson but the stickers are so shiny! what's not to love! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:50 am

@harkinwords: @story_queen @PBWorkshop I am SO making (some form of) this T-shirt for my authors! So many bridesmaids... #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:50 am

@kidsilkhaze: Honors get their own seals. Official ENYA nominees also have their own seal #kidlitchat

January 25, 2012, 2:50 am

@delzey: @BonnieAdamson yes. they'd see the seal and think "ugh. just like school work" no matter how great the book #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:51 am

@lisabrowndraws: But here's a question, would a Printz sticker prevent a book from being an adult crossover novel? #justasking #noreason #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:51 am

@LM_Preston: Who puts the stickers on all of those distributed books? #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:51 am

@BonnieAdamson: @lisabrowndraws Exactly! My daughter wrote an essay for ALA pub. on "What the Newbery Means to Me" #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:51 am

@story_queen: @coachhays64 Not me...I'd want that medal where people could see it! And I am picturing it on a nice, tri-colored ribbon. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:51 am

@story_queen: @lisabrowndraws @BonnieAdamson Yes, I am attracted to the shiny-ness. I will admit it. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:52 am

@delzey: booksellers. we had rolls of them on hand. RT @LM_Preston: Who puts the stickers on all of those distributed books? #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:52 am

@PBWorkshop: @LM_Preston ALA sells them to booksellers and librarians. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:52 am

@LM_Preston: Ahhh! RT @delzey: booksellers. we had rolls of them on hand. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:52 am

@kidsilkhaze: @LM_Preston ALA sells stickers that libraries and bookstores buy to stick on already owned titles. #kidlitchat

January 25, 2012, 2:52 am

@story_queen: @harkinwords @PBWorkshop You should totally do it! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:53 am

@KatherineBook: @lisabrowndraws Nope. I think Shipbreaker is best example. But it might be helped due to genre. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:53 am

@harkinwords: @LM_Preston "Hand waving over here..." (I'm an editor. I run downstairs every so often for a sticker session.) #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:53 am

@coachhays64: @story_queen Oh, I'd wear the real one around also. But, maybe only for an hour or so a day. Wouldn't want to be too showy. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:53 am

@kidsilkhaze: I assume publishers also have the stickers to stick on copies that are already printed. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:53 am

@BonnieAdamson: @delzey you are depressing me greatly. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:53 am

@lisabrowndraws: Yup, the genre thing. RT @KatherineBook: @lisabrowndraws Shipbreaker. But it might be helped due to genre. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:53 am

@PBWorkshop: @janiceharayda Of course,but they give column space to an NFL trade. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:54 am

@LM_Preston: Sounds fun! RT @harkinwords: "Hand waving over here..." (I'm an editor. I run downstairs every so often for a sticker session.) #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:54 am

@story_queen: @delzey @LM_Preston Hey...you don't have any left, do you........#kidlitchat

January 25, 2012, 2:54 am

@lisabrowndraws: Good... idea... RT @story_queen: @delzey @LM_Preston Hey...you don't have any left, do you........#kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:54 am

@delzey: @BonnieAdamson handselling books to kids is a very underrated art form. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:54 am

@LM_Preston: *head hung low* I didn't get a sticker for mine yet RT @story_queen: @delzey Hey...you don't have any left, do you........#kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:55 am

@KatherineBook: I was always tempted to put all those shiny medal stickers they sent us on my favorite books that didn't win. #kidlitchat (didn't.)
January 25, 2012, 2:55 am

@janiceharayda: @PBWorkshop. You've got it. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:56 am

@BonnieAdamson: @delzey I come from generations of bookaholics. I truly can't understand this world you speak of. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:56 am

@CatherineDenton: @story_queen I'm with you, I'd wear it. Might never take it off. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:56 am

@PBWorkshop: @KatherineBook I had students who tried to do that with faves in class collection- cut out shiny stickers and added to covers. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:56 am

@KatherineBook: Countdown? Sticker! Marcelo in the Real World? Sticker! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:56 am

@kidsilkhaze: @delzy word. Which is sad, because kids are AWESOME at word of mouth.

#kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:56 am

@LM_Preston: I created stickers for the inside of my books - ones for my readers #kidlitchat does that count? Lol!
January 25, 2012, 2:56 am

@story_queen: @CatherineDenton I knew I wasn't alone! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:57 am

@harkinwords: @LM_Preston Yup! Holdover from childhood. Love putting "gold stars" on all my stuff to this day LOL! (Plus I <3 my authors) #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:57 am

@story_queen: @KatherineBook I'd put at sticker on Breadcrumbs. I really loved that book this year. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:58 am

@LM_Preston: Is the stickers only for awards? #kidlitchat and not for Best Sellers?
January 25, 2012, 2:58 am

@lisabrowndraws: What other books would you sticker, folks? I'd go for "Bigger than a Breadbox..." #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 2:59 am

@KatherineBook: This year, my Katherine Where the Hell Was Your Award award went to Bigger than a Breadbox. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 3:00 am

@LaurelSnyder: @lisabrowndraws While you're at it, I have another Tshirt I want made What do you charge? #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 3:00 am

@PBWorkshop: @lisabrowndraws Bigger/Breadbox, Breadcrumbs,Okay for Now,As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth,Will Grayson/Will Grayson #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 3:01 am

@kidsilkhaze: I'd sticker Amelia Lost and Imaginary Girls #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 3:01 am

@lisabrowndraws: Depends if it's fun RT @LaurelSnyder: @lisabrowndraws While you're at it, I have another Tshirt I want made What do you charge? #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 3:01 am

@KatherineBook: The Katherine Where the Hell Was Your Award honor went to Breadcrumbs. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 3:01 am

@LM_Preston: I'll sticker The Enemy, The Dead, Rot & Ruin, and Death and Decay for getting my teenaged son back to reading #Kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 3:01 am

@kidsilkhaze: @PBWorkshop Will Grayson x2 has a few stickers already-- Stonewall and Odyssey (maybe others? I can't remember) #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 3:02 am

@KatherineBook: It was a particularly carb-laden awards season in the @KatherineBook household. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 3:02 am

@sylvie_shaffer: @lisabrowndraws If I were in charge, Amelia Lost would get a Sibert AND aNewbery honor #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 3:02 am

@PBWorkshop: @kidsilkhaze Ooh, I forgot Amelia Lost! That's a gem. Same problem as the Oscars- spring pubs slip away from thought. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 3:02 am

@LM_Preston: Well it was fun #kidlitchat now time for me to get some snoozing on
January 25, 2012, 3:03 am

@kidsilkhaze: @LM_Preston Rot and Ruin was a #Cybils winner. They have stickers, too, so you can TOTALLY sticker it!!! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 3:03 am

@LM_Preston: Yay! RT @kidsilkhaze: Rot and Ruin was a #Cybils winner. They have stickers, too, so you can TOTALLY sticker it!!! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 3:04 am

@kidsilkhaze: @PBWorkshop at least Amelia Lost was a #Cybils shortlist! #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 3:04 am

@PBWorkshop: Lively topic, Bonnie. Thanks for another great chat. Back to POTUS for now. #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 3:04 am

@BonnieAdamson: @PBWorkshop same here, lol--music to sketch to. :-D #kidlitchat
January 25, 2012, 3:05 am