Monday, January 10, 2011

Caldecott and Newbery Awards

Those of us who love children's books
wait with great anticipation for the American Library Association
awards each January.
At 7:45 this morning, the awards were announced.
If you weren't lucky enough to be in Florida for the announcements,
(I wasn't), you can get the complete list of awards at the link above.

The Caldecott Medal went to......

Honor Books were:
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier
written by Laban Carrick Hill
and
Interrupting Chicken written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein.

The Newbery Medal went to......

Newbery Honor Books are:
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman,
illustrated by Rick Allen
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

I have not read any of these books, but that will be remedied very soon.
They have all been put on hold at my local library.
I'll let you know what I think.

HAPPY READING!
book covers courtesy of www.follett.com

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