Today was the day that the American Library Association Youth Media Awards were announced. This event is like the Oscars for children's and teen librarians! We watch the live video feed from our desks. Toasting the winners with our morning coffee and tea! Here is the press releaseopens a new window from ALA with all of the awards and winners listed. If you want to watch the recorded video of the presentations, you can find it hereopens a new window. There were quite a few dark horses this year. Many of the titles we do not have... yet. Check the catalog at the end of the week to place your holds. We should have those orders in by then. Congratulations to all of the winners and honor books. There were a lot of great and beautiful books published last year!