One of the most original novels I have read this year is the winner of the Fiction andPoetry catagory. Hooray for Schwa!
From The Horn Book:
Traction Man Is Here! by Mini Grey (Knopf)
Fiction and Poetry:
The Schwa Was Here by Neal Shusterman (Dutton)
The Race to Save the Lord God Bird by Phillip Hoose (Kroupa/Farrar)