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July 23, 2014

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Mischief Maker: National Book Award–winner William Alexander has created a world of fun, fury, and astonishing possibilities

William Alexander

Author Gary D. Schmidt interviews 2012 National Book Award–winner William Alexander.

Fusenews: The P.D. Eastman Influence

Collage of Spanish Book covers

Hope you all had a marvelous Thanksgiving yesterday!  I had family in town, including my niece and brother-in-law.  Steve, the bro-in-law in question, has a kind of genius for synthesizing down P.D. Eastman books to their most essential lessons.  He’s always objected to Are You My Mother? on the basis that this baby bird is [...]

Pictures of the Week: National Coalition Against Censorship Award Gala; National Book Award Ceremony

Award-winning author Ellen Hopkins, left, was honored at NCAC's ceremony on Monday, November 12. Pictured also, Pat Scales, whose SLJ column "Scales on Censorship" tackles tough questions from teachers and librarians.

A variety of authors were celebrated this week at both the National Coalition Against Censorship Award Gala and the National Book Award Ceremony.

‘Goblin Secrets’ Joins a Select List of Fantasy Winners of the National Book Award

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Debut author William Alexander, whose novel ‘Goblin Secrets’ is a middle-grade fantasy about a boy who joins a theatrical group of goblins, took home the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Wednesday, November 14.

Debut Author William Alexander Nabs 2012 National Book Award for Young People

William Alexander accepts the National Book Award for Goblin Secrets.

First time author William Alexander took home the National Book Award (NBA) for Young People last night for his book Goblin Secrets (S&S, 2012), about a boy who joins a theatrical group of goblins.

Review of the Day: Goblin Secrets by William Alexander

Goblin Secrets
By William Alexander
Margaret K. McElderry Books (an imprint of Simon & Schuster)
$16.99
ISBN: 978-1-442434523
Ages 9-12
On shelves now
I think it is time to declare the birth of the clockwork children’s novel. If you have been watching the literary trends over the last decade or so, you will note that amongst adults there has been [...]