This Year’s Newbery Award Goes to the Graveyard

Neil Gaimon‘s THE GRAVEYARD BOOK took the top honor at this year’s Newbery Award ceremony at the American Library Association‘s national convention in Chicago. Click on Neil’s name above and you can read his reaction to hearing the good news.

The Graveyard Book is the tale of an orphaned boy (Nobody Owens) who is adopted by the ghosts of a British graveyard. He is haunted by the villain (Jack) who murdered his family and wants to do him in as well. 
I’ve not had the chance to read the new winning book, but I have read runner-up, SAVVY by Ingrid Law. I loved this one. You can read my review of it here. And to find out about all the rest of the ALA award-winning books, click on the Newbery link above.