And the Undie goes to . . .

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That was fun. Did you have fun? We had fun. Big congrats to our winners, and we’ll see you in 2017!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for celebrating books in this way with us. The kids are lucky.

BEST SPOILER

And the Undie goes to . . .

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BEST CLIFF’S NOTES VERSION

And the Undie goes to . . .

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BEST MIDDLE GRADE/CHAPTER BOOKS

And the Undie goes to . . .

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BEST SNEAK PEEK AT THE SETTING

And the Undie goes to . . .

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CRAFTIEST

And the Undie goes to . . .

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Congratulations to all! Head over to Travis’s post at 100 Scope Notes to see five more winning Undies in these categories:

Best Impression of Something Other Than a Picture Book
The Look Closely Award
Best YA
Best Keepin’ It Simple
Best Stamp

If you haven’t yet, this is a GREAT time to click the Book Party button up there in the top right. Trust me.

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The Undies: Voting is Open!

It’s time. The wait is over. Travis and I are back with a pretty stellar lineup of shortlists for the first annual Undies Awards, and it’s up to you to vote in each category.

And so, the categories please . . .

BEST SPOILER

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BEST CLIFF’S NOTES VERSION

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BEST MIDDLE GRADE/CHAPTER BOOKS

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BEST SNEAK PEEK AT THE SETTING

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CRAFTIEST

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Head here to vote. And here for Travis’s post, where you can see his shortlists and ballot. Here’s a hint:

Best Impression of Something Other Than a Picture Book
The Look Closely Award
Best YA
Best Keepin’ It Simple
Best Stamp

Thanks to everyone who submitted a contender, everyone who created a contender, and everyone who excitedly talked about Undies with us all year. Voting is open through Monday, November 28th at 5pm EST, and we will announce the winners on Tuesday, November 29th. 

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The Undies: Last Call!

We’re coming up to the close of our Undies season! Have you peeked underneath every book on your shelf? Now’s the time, folks.

Nominations close November 15th!

In late November, Travis and I will announce shortlists in a variety of categories and then we’ll open up the polls. The winner will be decided by popular vote (see also: you). We’ll announce the winners shortly thereafter.

To nominate a case cover for the 2016 Undies:

  1. Check out the case cover gallery we have going at Design of the Picture Book (that’s right here, in the upper right of the main page) – if the case cover you want to nominate is already there, no need to nominate it again.
  2. Make sure your nomination was published in 2016.
  3. If the case cover you want to nominate is not in the gallery and was published in 2016, take a picture and send it to me at carterhiggins (at) gmail (dot) com. Put THE UNDIES in the subject line.

Anyone (including publishers) can nominate.

We need your Undies, people!

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Presenting . . . The Undies!

 

It’s okay.

We’ve all done it.

Stripped off the dust jacket to expose the naked underbelly of that brand new picture book. Peeked underneath the taped-on-Mylar of library books, desperate for an Easter egg or two. Sighed with delight and intrigue when we catch a glimpse of that unexpected story.

When the case cover functions as a design feature, we’re all aflutter.

Are you?

Go on. Look underneath.

Travis Jonker of 100 Scope Notes and I are proud to announce a new award dedicated to the case cover: The Undies.

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What is a case cover? This is a case cover. And we want to award the cream of the crop.

Here’s how The Undies will work:

Now through November 1st, 2016 we are accepting nominations for the best case covers of 2016.

In November, Travis and I will announce shortlists in a variety of categories and then we’ll open up the polls. The winner will be decided by popular vote (see also: you). We’ll announce the winners shortly thereafter.

To nominate a case cover for the 2016 Undies:

  1. Check out the case cover gallery we have going at Design of the Picture Book (that’s right here, in the upper right of the main page) – if the case cover you want to nominate is already there, no need to nominate it again.
  2. Make sure your nomination was published in 2016.
  3. If the case cover you want to nominate is not in the gallery and was published in 2016, take a picture and send it to me at carterhiggins (at) gmail (dot) com. Put THE UNDIES in the subject line.

Anyone (including publishers) can nominate.

It’s time to recognize this unsung part of the book – what do you say?

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