10th Carnival of Children's Literature
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Newbery and Caldecott Awards Announced Today

Here are summaries from the America Library Association's web site, which is sporting a handy link on its home page. (I added hyperlinks to online bookstores so that we could see the winners.) Take it away, ALA:

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature

The Higher Power of Lucky, written by Susan Patron, is the 2007 Newbery Medal winner. The book is illustrated by Matt Phelan and published by Simon & Schuster/Richard Jackson.

Three Newbery Honor Books were named: Penny from Heaven, written by Jennifer L. Holm and published by Random House; Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby Larson, published by Delacorte Press; and Rules, by Cynthia Lord, published by Scholastic.

Randolph Caldecott Medal  for the most distinguished American picture book for children

Flotsam, illustrated by David Wiesner, is the 2007 Caldecott Medal winner. The wordless book is published by Clarion.

Two Caldecott Honor Books were named: Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet, written and illustrated by David McLimans, and published by Walker, and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Carole Boston Weatherford and published by Hyperion/Jump at the Sun.

Meanwhile, there are more, more, more prizes, including the Printz and Coretta Scott King. My hero James Marshall, who died in 1992, received the Laura Ingalls Wilder award for "a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children." Amen to that. Long live The Cut-Ups!


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Yes! And The Stupids, too. Love love LOVE James Marshall.

Me, too, Jules. We should start the James Marshall fan club. And those Fox books. They're such funny beginning readers.

I'd proudly be co-founder of such a club.


Am just reading these posts and would LOVE to participate in establishing a James Marshall fan club. Has anyone started one yet? I am sorry I did not get to go to the "Celebrating James Marshall and Humor in Children's Literature" Was glad I could watch it on the web though.

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