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2016 Newbery & Caldecott Medal Award Winners Announced

The American Library Association (ALA) recently announced the Caldecott and Newbery Award winners at its Midwinter meeting in Boston.

The John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature was awarded to:

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña. The book is illustrated by Christian Robinson Last Stopand published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.

Three Newbery Honor Books were also named:

  • The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Roller Girl written and illustrated by Victoria Jamieson
  • Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Finding WinnieThe Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children was awarded to:

Finding Winnie: the True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, illustrated by Sophie Blackall and written by Lindsay Mattick, and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

Four Caldecott Honor Books were also named:

  • Trombone Shorty, illustrated by Bryan Collier and written by Troy Andrews
  • Waiting, illustrated and written by Kevin Henkes
  • Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, illustrated by Ekua Holmes and written by Carole Boston Weatherford
  • Last Stop on Market Street, illustrated by Christian Robinson and written by Matt de le Peña

The BSC Library will soon have copies of all of these books in the Children’s Collection.

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Children’s Literature – Newbery & Caldecott Books

2014 Caldecott Medal Winner and Honor Books

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of 19th century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

  • Locomotive / illustrated by Brian Floca – Medal Winner
  • Journey / written and illustrated by Aaron Becker – Honor Book
  • Flora and the Flamingo written and illustrated by Molly Idle – Honor Book
  • Mr. Wuffles! / written and illustrated by David Wiesner – Honor Book

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2014 Newbery Medal Winner and Honor Books

The Newbery Medal was named for 18th century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

  • Flora & Ulysses: the Illuminated Adventures / written by Kate DiCamillo – Medal Winner
  • Doll Bones / written by Holly Black – Honor Book
  • The Year of Billy Miller / written by Kevin Henkes – Honor Book
  • One Came Home / written by Amy Timberlake – Honor Book
  • Paperboy / written by Vince Vawter – Honor Book

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These books are on order for the Children’s Collection at the BSC Library.

Caldecott & Newbery Winners — the Best Books for Children

This is not my hatThe 2013 Caldecott Medal winner is This Is Not My Hat, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen.

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

2013 Caldecott Honor Books include:

  • Creepy Carrots! illustrated by Peter Brown and written by Aaron Reynolds 
  • Extra Yarn illustrated by Jon Klassen and written by Mac Barnett
  • Green illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  • One Cool Friend illustrated by David Small and written by Toni Buzzeo
  • Sleep Like a Tiger illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski and written by Mary Logue

The 2013 Newbery Medal winner is The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.    One and only Ivan

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

2013 Newbery Honor Books include:

  • Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
  • Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
  • Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

The BSC Library owns both winning books.  The honor books are on order.  Check them out!

Caldecott and Newbery Award Winners Announced at ALA Midwinter Meeting

Jack Gantos, author of Dead End in Norvelt, and Chris Raschka, writer and illustrator of A Ball for Daisy, are the 2012 winners of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.  The awards were announced during the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) in Dallas on January 23.  The Newbery and Caldecott Medals honor outstanding writing and illustration of works published in the United States during the previous year.

2012 John Newbery Medal Winner

Dead End in Norvelt – “The importance of history and reading (so you don’t do the same “stupid stuff” again) is at the heart of this achingly funny romp through a dying New Deal town. While mopping up epic nose bleeds, Jack narrates this screw-ball mystery in an endearing and believable voice.”

Author Jack Gantos has won numerous awards.  His book, Joey Pigza Loses Control, was named a 2001 Newbery Honor Book.

2012 Caldecott Medal Winner

A Ball for Daisy“In a wordless book with huge children’s appeal, Chris Raschka gives us the story of an irrepressible little dog whose most prized possession is accidently destroyed.  With brilliant economy of line and color, Raschka captures Daisy’s total (yet temporary) devastation. A buoyant tale of loss, recovery and friendship.”

Raschka has more than 40 children’s books to his credit. His 1994 book, Yo! Yes?, was a Caldecott Honor book and he also received a Caldecott Medal in 2006 for his work as an illustrator of The Hello, Goodbye Window, written by Norton Juster.

2012 Newbery Honor Books

  • Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  • Breaking Stalin’s Nose written and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

2012 Caldecott Honor Books

  • Blackout written and illustrated by John Rocco
  • Grandpa Green written and illustrated by Lane Smith
  • Me … Jane written and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell

The BSC Library will soon have all of these books in our Children’s Collection.  Check them out!