Children Book Awards

mom and son readingThe American Library Association has announced the awards for 2010. The two most well known awards are the Newbery Medal for “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children” and the Caldecott Medal awarded to “the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.”Often, the results of these prestigious honors are well-known in literary and education circles, but can also be of great assistance to parents when guiding their kids toward reading selections. Here are this year’s honorees:

Newbery Medal

When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead published by Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books

Newbery Honor Books

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose, published by Melanie Kroupa Books/Farrar Straus Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
by Jacqueline Kelly, published by Henry Holt and Company

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
by Grace Lin, published by Little Brown and Company Books for Young Readers

Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (Newbery Honor Book)
by Rodman Philbrick, published by The Blue Sky Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.

Caldecott Medal

The Lion & the Mouse
illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney, published by Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers

Caldecott Honor Books

All the World
illustrated by Marla Frazee, written by Liz Garton Scanlon, published by Beach Lane Books

Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors
illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman, puslished by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

For a full list of awards visit: www.ala.org/

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Barbara Bietz

Barbara Bietz, -Childrens' Books and Movie Section, is a children's author, magazine writer, children's book reviewer, and past chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee. She loves talking about the creative process, books and the craft of writing. Her middle-grade chapter book, LIKE a MACCABEE,(Yotzeret Publishing) is a PJ Library selection. Barbara reviews books and movies and has contributed to numerous print and online publications. She also teaches writing classes for adults. Learn more about Barbara at www.BarbaraBietz.com
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