Hip hip hooray!

Today is the equivalent of the “Oscars” in the world of children’s books, with all the big awards from the American Library Association announced this morning, and I just have to give a shout out to pals Libba Bray, who won the Printz award for excellence in young adult literature for her book “Going Bovine,” and Tanya Lee Stone, whose “Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream” received a Sibert medal for non-fiction.  Wahoo to you both, and to all the other stellar authors and illustrators who were honored today!  (I was going to say click here for a full listing of winners and honorees, but I think the ALA website — www.ala.org — has crashed… hey, it happens.)