Best Western Juvenile Fiction
Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction
Spur Winner: Rattlesnake Mesa…Stories from a Native American Childhood by Ednah New Rider Weber (Lee & Low, 2004).
Finalists: Friday The Arapaho Boy by Marc Simmons (University of New Mexico Press, 2004); Hear That Train Whistle Blow by Milton Metzer (Random House, 2004).
Storyteller (picture book)*
Note: Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith, illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu (Morrow/HarperCollins, 2000) was a finalist for the WWA Storyteller Award.
Cynsational News & Links
Who Wrote That? Featuring Alexandria LaFaye from Patricia M. Newman. Featured in California Kids! April 2004. See also A. LaFaye Discovers Her Worth by Roxyanne Young from Smartwriters.com (February 2005).
Yesterday, I was pleased to hear from my HarperCollins editor, Rosemary Brosnan, that both the library and trade editions of my picture book, Jingle Dancer, illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu, (Morrow/Harper, 2000), are going into reprint (again!).
Congrats also to Greg, who received his author copies of the paperback edition of Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo (Little Brown, 2005) yesterday. Very cool how the front of the cover features the seal signifying his Parents’ Choice Gold Medal and the back features quotes from his sparkling reviews! The paperback will be simultaneously released with the hardcover of its companion book, Tofu And T.Rex, this July.