Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Newbery Caldecott Winners released

Visiting the library while growing up, I remember seeing books in the children’s area with silver and gold Newbery and Caldecott Medals on them. I knew those books were extra special, awarded by the American Library Association as being the best of the best in written (Newbery) and illustrated (Caldecott) children’s books. In January, the 2011 book winners were released. “A Sick Day for Amos McGee” by Erin Stead won the 2011 Caldecott Medal. Honors also go to “Dave the Potter” by Bryan Collier and “Interrupting Chicken” by David Ezra Stein. The Newbery Award for most distinguished contribution to American literature for children went to “Moon over Manifest” by Clare Vanderpool. The Theodor Seuss Geisel 2011 award winning book is “Blink and Gollie” by Kate DiCamillo. Each of the award winning books is available here at the library as well as many of the past winners.

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