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Monday, January 28, 2013

AND THE WINNER IS! The Newbery & Caldecott selections

This Year's Caldecott Winner


Jon Klassen has won this year's Caldecott Medal for "This is Not my Hat" published by Candlewick Press. This book, a sequel to his uproarious, "I Want My Hat Back" follows a little fish who decides he likes a hat. 

Caldecott Honors

"Creepy Carrots” illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron Reynolds and published by Simon & Schuster

"Extra Yarn” illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett and published by Balzer + Bray

"Green” illustrated  and written by by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, published by Neal Porter Books

"One Cool Friend” illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo and published by Dial Books for Young Readers

"Sleep Like a Tiger” illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Mary Logue and published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

Katherine Applegate is the author of "The One and Only Ivan" this year's selection as winner of the Newbery Medal. The book is illustrated by Patricia Castelaoand and published by HarperCollins.
The story is told from the viewpoint of a gorilla, Ivan. It explores not only how he changes, but also looks at the way in which humans regard animals and how they in turn, regard us. 

These books received Newbery Honors

"Splendors and Glooms," by Laura Amy Schlitz, published by Candlewick Press  

"Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the Worlds Most Dangerous Weapon” by Steve Sheinkin, published by Flash Point  

"Three Times Lucky” by Sheila Turnage, published by Dial Books for Young Readers

Other Awards:

Katja Torneman, producer of “Anna, Emma and the Condor” wins the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video.

Tamora Pierce wins the Edwards Award for Song of the Lioness serioes and The Protector of the Small quartet

Katherine Paterson is the winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, honoring an author whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to children’s literature

“Seraphina” written by Rachel Hartman wins the William C. Morris aAward which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author.

“The Fault in Our Stars” won the Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production.

 “Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America” by Andrea Davis Pinkney and “I, Too, Am America,” illustrated by Brayn Collier are the winners of the Coretta Scott King Award.

“Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon” won the Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children.

“In Darkness” written by Nick Lake and published by Bloomsbury Books won the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature.