Sunday, January 17, 2010

Newbery & Caldecott Medal Awards

     Aren't young adult and children's picture books great . . . for kids and adults.  The picture above is one of the walls in my office.  One poster is of all of the Newbery Medal (the most distinguished children's American book literature) book covers and the other is a poster of all of the Caldecott Medal (The Most Distinguished Chidren's Book Illustration) book covers.  In case you didn't know, the American Library Association (ALA) is currently holding its annual meeting in Boston.  The conference culminating event is the announcement of the Newbery and Caldecott Medal winners.
     Pssst . . . I will let you in on a little secret.  After speaking to our school librarian, I have two picks to watch for: Claudette Colvin by Phillip M. Hoose for the Newbery Medal and The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney for the Caldecott Medal.
     Let's see what happens when the awards are announced tomorrow, January 18.

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