Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Oscars of the (Children’s) Book World

Yesterday morning the American Library Association announced the winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, and other children's book awards. These awards have been around for decades, and they are given to authors and illustrators for excellence in children’s literature.

The Sullivan University Library & Learning Resource Center in Lexington has some of the titles that either won or received an honor yesterday. If you want more information about the American Library Association’s awards click on the award. For more information about the individual books, click on their titles. You will be taken to the library’s online catalog that has reviews and other information about the books.

Caldecott Winner (this is given for excellence in illustration)

A Sick Day for Amos McGee written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead; JF S

Caldecott Honor Book

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein; JF S

Newbery Honor Book (the Newbery is given for excellence in writing)

Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus; JF P (see the previous blog post about this title)

Schneider Family Book Award (given for excellence in expression of the disability experience)

The Pirate of Kindergarten by George Ella Lyon; illustrated by Lynne Avril; JF L

The author Tomie DePaola won a lifetime achievement award. The library has several of his titles for you to borrow. Look in the children’s section for the call number JF D to see his titles.

You are more than welcome to borrow any of these titles; just come to the library and one of the librarians will be glad to assist you.

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