Awardy Wardy Woo
Two new booklists have just come out, practically at the same precise moment. The first, thanks to Educating Alice, is the 2007 Notable Books in the English Language Arts. It's a short but worthwhile list. I was particularly pleased to see the inclusion of The Braid by Helen Frost, A True and Faithful Narrative by Katherine Sturtevant, The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin, Rules by Cynthia Lord, To Dance by Sienna Segal, Oh Rats! by Albert Marrin, Team Moon by Catherin Thimmesh, Once Upon a Banana by Jennifer Armstrong, and The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon by Mini Grey.
Still. No Fly By Night and no A Drowned Maiden's Hair. To my mind, every list should have at least one of these two.
Also, there was the announcement of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award winners:
Yay, Alabama Moon! Alongside... Houndsley and Catina, huh? Okay, fess up. Who's read this one?