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Newbery, Caldecott Tomorrow

The Caldecott and Newbery Medals, the two most prestigious awards for US children's literature, will be announced tomorrow (Monday, January 28th) morning at a meeting of the American Library Association. Details here

The Caldecott "honors the illustrator of the year's most distinguished American picture book for children," according to ALA's website, and the Newbery goes to the author of "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." 

Author/librarian Elizabeth Bird speculates about who might win, over at the blog A Fuse #8 Production

A number of other prizes for kids' books will be announced, too.

Meanwhile, here are some book-related accolades from other organizations:

CCBC (Cooperative Children's Book Center) Choices  (PDF file)

Charlotte Zolotow Award. Honoring picture book writing.

Edgar Awards. Sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America. Nominees in a number of categories of books, including juvenile and young adult.

Marsh Children's Literature in Translation Award (UK)

Orbis Pictus Award. For "outstanding nonfiction for children." Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). PDF file.

Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

Sydney Taylor Book Awards. Given by the Association of Jewish Libraries. (PDF document)

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Thanks for all the great links.

You're welcome! I enjoy collecting them & seeing the honored books.

Susan!
Do check this out - I'm most impressed with the calmness of the hens as they're photographed.

OMG! What beauties. Our sweet Lovey was a poultry-show girl. I still miss her. She was our calmest chicken. The ones we have now are really hard to photograph...though they do have potential.

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