In my previous post, I mentioned some of the 2012 award-winning books and offered a link, ALA Press Release, for the entire list of awards. If you wish to read more about why these awards matter, visit Harold Underdown’s blog (The Purple Crayon). He breaks this topic into three sections: (1) Why awards matter, and what you'll find here. (2) More sources of information and places to buy award-winning books. (3) Articles about children's book awards.
And don’t miss Publisher’s Weekly interviews with the winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, and William C. Morris Debut YA award in the article: “Gantos, Raschka, Whaley: Where They Were When the Award Call Came.” It is an interesting read.
“No matter what your writing life brings, believe in yourself and keep moving forward. Most writers cycle between periods of self-doubt and periods of confidence.” – Writer’s Digest Weekly Planner