Congratulations to Brian Selznick! Hooray for Hugo!
the talk about why it would be impossible for Hugo Cabret to win either
the Caldecott or Newbery awards (and why it should win both) it actually
won the Caldecott award! I'm am happy and amazed that it won. I saw
Brian speak about creating The Invention Of Hugo Cabret at a conference.
The speech, like the book, was amazing.
It will be interesting
to see where illustrated books for children go from here. American Born
Chinese (graphic novel) won a Printz last year and now The Invention Of
Hugo Cabret (an illustrated book, but not a PB and not a graphic novel)
won the Caldecott this year. I'm excited about the possibilities for the
I also wonder what the Picture Book communtiy is going
to think about a novel winning the Caldecott instead of a PB. Any
Congratulations to all the winners and honorees today!