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Newbery (to Gaiman), Caldecott (to Krommes), and Other Children's Literature Award Winners

It's a big day for children's literature. Via a Globe Newswire press release, you can read about the following prizes, which were announced at a meeting of the American Library Association:

Newbery Medal: Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

Caldecott Medal: Beth Krommes, The House in the Night

Michael R. Printz Award: Melina Marchetta, Jellicoe Road

Coretta Scott King Book Awards: Kadir Nelson, We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball (author award); Floyd Cooper, The Blacker the Berry (illustrator award)

Schneider Family Book Award: Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum, written and illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker

Geisel Award: Are You Ready to Play Outside?, written and illustrated by Mo Willems

Pura Belpré Awards: Yuyi Morales, Just in Case (illustrator award); Margarita Engle, The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom (author award)

Siebert Medal: Kadir Nelson, We Are the Ship

More awards and all the runners up are on the press release.


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Thank you for this update Susan! And the coincidence of it all...just yesterday my son asked to visit a graveyard! We didn't of course LOL but now I know just the book to read aloud together :)

Suji, that is a coincidence! I bought The Graveyard Book today as a read-aloud. I love tracking these award lists because I find out about so many new (to me!) books.

Another superbly crafted piece from Neil Gaiman. The cast of characters are written to perfection. The dead maintain an eerie timelessness, while the other supernatural creatures are subtle yet distinct. A magnificent fantasy story, which is not to be missed.

Always such an exciting day, isn't it? We're still all abuzz over it here. :)

Adrienne, I really enjoy seeing who wins what. I am almost never right in my predictions.

Ed, thanks for stopping by. I'm looking forward to reading The Graveyard Book.

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