The Jane Addams Children's Book Awards for 2006
Kaavya Viswanathan's "Unintentional Copying"

2006 Edgar Awards

With thanks to M is for Mystery (an excellent bookstore in San Mateo, CA) for the head's up, I bring you the 2006 Edgar Award winners. The 2006 Edgar Allan Poe Awards honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television and film published or produced in 2005, as selected by the Mystery Writers of America. I've included several categories below. You can find the complete list here.

Best Young Adult: Last Shot : A Final Four Mystery by John Feinstein (Knopf Books for Young Readers)

Also nominated:

Best Juvenile: The Boys of San Joaquin by D. James Smith (Simon & Schuster Children's Books)

Also nominated:

Best Critical / Biographical: Girl Sleuth : Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak (Harcourt)

Best Novel: Citizen Vince by Jess Walter (Regan Books)

Best First Novel by an American Author: Officer Down by Theresa Schwegel (St. Martin's Minotaur)

The Edgar Awards are of particular interest to me because I love mysteries AND children's books. My plan is to read all of the nominated books in the young adult and juvenile categories, at least. And isn't it cool that the biography winner was about Nancy Drew?