Monday, January 11, 2016
Major Children's Book Awards Announced!
Tra-laaaa, the Oscars of the children's book world have been announced, also known as the Newbery (for writing) and the Caldecott (for illustration) from the American Library Association. This is an especially auspicious year because it is the first time a Hispanic author has won the Newbery in the history of the award, and the first time in many years that a Newbery award has gone to a picture book that has also won a Caldecott!
Please check out the complete list of winners here: http://www.ala.org/alsc/2016-alsc-book-media-award-winners. There are lots of great booklists here besides the two biggies, including the Coretta Scott King award featuring books that feature African American authors and illustrators, the Prinz for young adult literature and, my favorite, the Sibert award for non-fiction.
And the NPR story here, for your listening pleasure: http://www.npr.org/2016/01/11/462698206/last-stop-on-market-street-finding-winnie-win-u-s-childrens-book-prizes
Nice slide show of big winners here: http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/11/living/newbery-caldecott-youth-media-awards-2016-feat/
We already have many of the books that were chosen as winners in our library collection, isn't that lucky? Others will be on order as funds become available. Remember, prizes or not, the biggest winners are the books that excite our children to keep turning pages!