Sometimes having front-runners is a great thing. Back in September I made some predictions about this year's ALA Awards, and my prognosticating skillz were not too shabby.
SWISH: Picked the Newbery winner and two of the honor books; Caldecott winner and one of the honor books; Sibert honor (w00t Day-Glo!); and the Printz winner (well, I thought it would be an honor).
BRICK: Expected Marcelo and Wintergirls to score some Printz love, too.
Congratulations to all the winners (and their fabulous editors and art directors!)