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January 2010

We are very pleased to congratulate Liz Garton Scanlon for her book All the World's appearance at the #2 spot on the Feb. 7 New York Times Children's Bestseller List for picture books!

The Flagstaff office of EMLA is closed due to snow. We will reopen on Monday, January 25th.

Hooray for ALL THE WORLD and THE DAY-GLO brothers, which received a Caldecott Honor and a Sibert Honor! We're practically speechless with excitement for Liz Garton Scanlon and Chris Barton!


All the World is officially a best-seller! Not the New York Times—Entertainment Weekly, which publishes a children's bestseller list just once a year or so, included it on the list in the January 15 issue! Congratulations to author Liz Garton Scanlon!


Flight of the Phoenix (Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist, Book 1)

Flight of the Phoenix (Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist, Book 1)
Robin (R. L.) LaFevers

Nathaniel Fludd, hero of the Beastologist series, has a lot to celebrate, as does his creator, R.L. LaFevers! Although only one book in the series (Flight of the Phoenix) is currently on the shelves, book 2 will debut this summer—and, we just found out, will be a Junior Library Guild Selection!—and book 3 is on the schedule for 2011. Not only that, but publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is so pleased on early buzz for the series that editor Kate O'Sullivan has just signed a fourth book. Illustrator Kelly Murphy, whose artwork adds a terrific element to the tales, has also signed on.


Red Glass

Red Glass
Laura Resau

Just before the holidays, we got the great news that Laura Resau's Red Glass made the 2009-2010 Rosie Award list—the Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award Committee's list of titles that high schoolers will vote on in the next year. (There's lots going on with Laura, in addition to the awards that just keep rolling in for Red Glass—her Indigo Notebook just debuted a couple of months ago and is on the current BBYA nomination list, and I'm reading the manuscript for the sequel, The Ruby Notebook, right now—it's stunning, of course!)

We're also thrilled that Janette Rallison's My Fair Godmother made the Grand Canyon Reader Award nomination list for 2011 in the tween category, indicating it's an often-requested book for readers in Arizona, and will be voted on in the next award cycle there.

It's always great news when books make a state list like this, as this is one of the best ways to keep getting books into readers' hands. Congratulations, Laura and Janette!


Congratulations to Chris Barton and Liz Garton Scanlon, whose picture books The Day-Glo Brothers and All the World start the new year on the shortlist for the 2009 Cybil Awards!