I listened to the ALA Youth Media Awards podcast earlier today. I was SOOOOOO happy when I heard that Grace had won a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award for her first early reader—Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same!. Grace is way too modest to make the announcement on Blue Rose Girls—so I decided to do it myself. I’m one of Grace’s biggest fans and admirers.
From ALA: Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book “Bink and Gollie,” written by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee and illustrated by Tony Fucile is the 2011 Seuss Award winner. The book is published by Candlewick Press.
Two Geisel Honor Books were named: “Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!” written and illustrated by Grace Lin and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.; and “We Are in a Book!” written and illustrated by Mo Willems and published by Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group.
Other Awards and Starred Reviews for Ling & Ting
•Junior Library Guild Selection
•starred Booklist review
•starred Kirkus review
•starred Horn Book review
•starred School Library Journal review
•NY Times Sunday Book Review
•2010 Kirkus Best Children's Books
•2010 Booklist Editor's Choice
•PW's Best of Books of 2010
Ling & Ting Book Trailer
Ling & Ting Paper Dolls
Ling & Ting Educator’s Guide