The winners for the Quill awards have been announced and Lemony Snicket's The Penultimate Peril won in the middle grade category. I enjoy the Series of Unfortunate Events, but I have to confess that I was hoping for Jonathan Stroud's Ptolemy's Gate to win. It was a tough category, because I also liked Inkspell, which was also a finalist. Christopher Paolini's Eldest won for young adult.
View all the winners here
Also, the finalists for the National Book Awards (U.S.) have been announced. In the "Young People's Literature" category, the following books are finalists:
M.T. Anderson, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party (Candlewick Press)
Martine Leavitt, Keturah and Lord Death (Front Street Books/Boyds Mills Press)
Patricia McCormick, Sold (Hyperion Books for Children)
Nancy Werlin, The Rules of Survival (Dial/Penguin)
Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese (First Second/Roaring Brook Press/Holtzbrinck)
I haven't read any of these, but one of them, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, is on my list of books I want to read.
Here's the list of all the finalists for the National Book Awards