Friday, January 20, 2012

Edgar Award Nominees 2012

The 2012 Edgar Award Nominees--books the Mystery Writers of America have chosen as the best of the past year--were announced yesterday.   The winners will be selected in New York City on April 26th.

Since I focus on children's publishing, here are the nominees for those categories:


Horton Halfpott by Tom Angleberger
It Happened on a Train by Mac Barnett
Vanished by Sheela ChariIcefall by Matthew J. Kirby
The Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey

Young Adult

Shelter by Harlan Coben 
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson 
The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall 
The Girl is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines
Kill You Last by Todd Strasser

Congrats to the all the nominees!  And to all the publishing folks who worked on these books!  One in particular I have to call out is associate editor Allison Wortche, whose book The Silence of Murder is on the YA list.  Yay!

Allison is also a talented writer whose picture book Rosie Sprout's Time to Shine debuted last month.

Coupled with Patrice Barton's lush illustrations, the story is relatable to children who don't feel like they're at the top of the class.  Little Rosie is an adorable number two who learns that everyone can shine even in their own humble way.

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