The 2008 Youth Media Awards were announced this morning at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Among the esteemed winners was The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, a heavily illustrated mixed media book which won the Randolph Caldecott Medal. The John Newbery Medal was given to Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz, and the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, given annually to books for emerging readers, went to Mo Willems for There Is a Bird on Your Head! A full list of honored books is available online.



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