Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Newbery & Caldecott Medal Winners

The American Library Association announced the winners of their annual prizes for achievement in childrens and young adult literature.

The John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature: “Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village,” written by Laura Amy Schlitz.

Three Newbery Honor Books were named:

“Elijah of Buxton,” by Christopher Paul Curtis

“The Wednesday Wars,” by Gary D. Schmidt

“Feathers,” by Jacqueline Woodson

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children: “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” illustrated by Brian Selznick.

Four Caldecott Honor Books were named:

“Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad,” illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Ellen Levine.

“First the Egg,” illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

“The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain,” illustrated and written by Peter Sís.

“Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity,” illustrated and written by Mo Willems.

A full list of other winners can be viewed on the ALA website.

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