Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2010 ALSC Award Winners!

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books for children - including the Caldecott and Newbery Awards. It's like the Oscars for children's books!

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead is the 2010 Newbery Medal winner. 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.

The 2010 Caldecott Medal winner is The Lion & the Mouse, illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney. 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 to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!, written and illustrated by Geoffrey Hayes is the Geisel Award winner. The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is awarded to the most distinguished beginning reader book.

The Robert F. Sibert Medal for most distinguished informational book for children was awarded to Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream, written by Tanya Lee Stone.

For a complete list of award winners (including Honor Books) visit the ALSC Website.


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