Best 2010 Children’s Book Awards Announced

January 18, 2010

The American Library Association held its mid-winter meeting over the weekend and, in keeping with tradition, the best children’s book awards including the Newbery, Caldecott and Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal winners were announced.

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
This year’s Newbery Medal winner is When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.
Newbery Honors went to:
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
The Evolution Of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
Where The Mountain Meets The Moon by Grace Lin

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
This year’s Caldecott Medal winner is The Lion & the Mouse illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney.
Caldecott Honors went to:
All The World by Liz Garten Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee
Red Sings From Treetops: A Year In Colors by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski

The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, established in 2004, is given annually (beginning in 2006) to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished contribution to the body of American children’s literature known as beginning reader books published in the United States during the preceding year.
This year’s Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner is Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! by Geoffrey Hayes.
Geisel Honors went to:
I Spy Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold
Little Mouse Gets Ready by Jeff Smith
Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends by Wong Herbert Yee
Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day by Kate McMullan, illustrated by R.W. Alley

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