I’m watching the webcast of the 2009 ALA Youth Media Awards. It’s the Midwinter conference weekend in Denver, and it always ends by announcing all the children’s and YA awards (including the Newbery and Caldecott). I have some very exciting new books to read personally¬†and add to my book order for school. There are so many fantastic books on these lists that I have been wanting to get to all year. Here are some of the highlights:

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