Thursday, January 26, 2012

And the winners are. . .


On Monday morning at the American Library Association conference in Dallas, TX, the winners of the Newbery and the Caldecott children's awards were announced. These prestigious awards are given each year to United States authors and illustrators who create books for children.

The Caldecott award is given for exceptional illustrations in a children's book. You may click on this link to see a list of all the Caldecott winners and the honor books.

The 2012 winner and honor books are:

A Ball for Daisy written and illus. by Chris Raschka-winner
Blackout written and illus. by John Rocco-honor
Grandpa Green written and illus. by Lane Smith-honor
Me. . . Jane written and illus. by Patrick McDonnell-honor

Here are the results for the Newbery medal, an award given for distinguished writing for children. Click here to see a list of all the winners and honor books.

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos-winner
Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin-honor
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai-honor *This title also won the National Book Award in 2011!

If you have any questions about the Caldecott or Newbery awards or need help finding previous award winners, please don't hesitate to ask one of the librarians. We will be happy to assist you.

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