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Today is our first annual Awards Fall/Winter Round-Up for EMLA authors:
Two major industry publications so far have named three EMLA clients' books as "best books" of the year:
DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS by C.J. Omololu was nominated for the 2011-2012 GA Peach Book Award for Teen Readers, the 2011-2012 Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award list, the Pennsylvania State Library Association YA Top 40 list, and the 2011-2012 Florida Teens Read list, and made the nominee list for the South Carolina Book Award.
EMLA client Deborah Underwood's THE LOUD BOOK is one of the top ten Great Books for 2012 by the Canadian Toy Testing Council. This book is the companion to last year’s Governor General Literary Award finalist, also by Underwood, THE QUIET BOOK. THE QUIET BOOK was also featured in this fall’s edition of Real Simple Family, a special issue of Real Simple published every September (circ: 2 million) as part of the “Soon-to-Be Classic Kid’s Books” list.
ADIOS, NIRVANA by Conrad Wesselhoeft was nominated for the Pennsylvania State Library Association YA Top 40 list.
STAR CROSSED by Elizabeth C. Bunce has been selected as a 2011 Kansas Notable Book. The annual selection of 15 books reflecting Kansas cultural heritage features quality titles with wide public appeal that are either written by Kansans or features a Kansas-related topic.
WORDS IN THE DUST by Trent Reedy was named to the 2011 ABC New Voices Project extended list, which highlights new YA and Middle Reader authors. The full list of 2011 New Voices titles was announced in the August 25th edition of Bookselling This Week.
The following EMLA clients were named to the University of Tennessee Best of the Best So Far 2011 list:
NATHANIEL FLUDD, BEASTOLOGIST: FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX by R. L. LaFevers made the Sunshine State Readers Award list.
The 2012 YALSA BFYA nomination list has closed, and EMLA has three books on it:
Congratulations to all!
—Erin and Joan
As we tuck into the U.S. tradition of gathering with loved ones to give thanks and take a long weekend away from work, we at EMLA want to express our gratitude to our clients, our colleagues in the agenting and editing communities, and most of all, the parents and teachers and librarians and booksellers who put books into children’s hands and nurture a passion for reading. And thank you to the children themselves, of course, too; they are the reason we do what we do, and thus the reason we all get to enjoy this wonderful business of ours.
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!
Debuting at #10 on the New York Times best sellers list!
Congratulations, Mary Lyn!
Now that we're already into winter (snow here, there, and everywhere!), how about a few long-awaited books to help you (and your favorite kids) stay warm indoors!
We wish these books into readers' hearts!