Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Winners Announced!

The 2010 winners of the Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz awards were announced yesterday.

The Caldecott Medal (for illustration) was awarded to Lion and the Mouse, a nearly wordless retelling of Aesop's fable illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney.

Honors went to All the World, illustrated by Marla Frazee, and written by Liz Garton Scanlon, and Red Sings from the Treetops, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman.

The Newbery Medal (awarded for Children's Literature) went to When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.

Honors were awarded to Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice by Phillip Hoose, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin, and The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.

The Printz Award (for outstanding Young Adult literature) went to Going Bovine by Libba Bray.

Honors went to Charles and Emma: The Darwin's Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman, The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey, Punkzilla by Adam Rapp, and Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973 by John Barnes.

To place any of these books on hold, click on the title.