Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Drumroll Please. . . Children's Book Award Winners Announced

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the American Library Association, announced the winners of the Caldecott and Newbery Awards, two famous children's book awards. The Newbery Medal is given for the writing and goes to the author of the book. The Caldecott Medal is given to the illustrator of a picture book. Now, without further adieu, here are the 2010 winners (and honor titles) for the Newbery and Caldecott books. For the titles that we have at the Sullivan Lexington Library and Learning Resource Center, a call number will be listed beside the title.

2010 Newbery Winner
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

2010 Caldecott Winner
The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney; JF P

All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon; Illustrated by Marla Frazee; JF S
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman; Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski; JF S

While the Newbery and the Caldecott Medals are two well-known children's book awards, several other children's book awards were announced on Monday too. Winners of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, which celebrates books written by and featuring African-Americans, and the Pura Belpre Award, which is given to a Latino/Latina writer or illustrator for a work that celebrates Hispanic heritage, were also announced yesterday. The library has books that won those awards too.

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes; Illustrated by E.B. Lewis; JF H

Pura Belpre Illustrator Award
Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos el Dia de los Ninos/el Dia de los libros by Pat Mora and Rafael Lopez.; JF M

For more information about these awards or the books that are available in the Sullivan Library-Lexington campus, please stop by the library and someone will be glad to assist you.

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