14 January 2008

Newbery and Caldecott winners announced

The 2007 winner of the John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children is Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, written by Laura Amy Schlitz and published by Candlewick. The Newbery Honor Books (ie, runners-up) are Elijah of Buxton, by Christopher Paul Curtis, The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D Schmidt, and Feathers, by Jacqueline Woodson.

Amazon and Barnes & Noble both have it, of course.*

The Randolph Caldecott Medal, for a distinguished American picture book, was awarded to The Invention of Hugo Cabret, written and illustrated by Brian Selznick, and published by Scholastic. The Caldecott Honor Books are Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad, illustrated by Kadir Nelson and written by Ellen Levine, First the Egg, by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, by Peter Sís, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity, by Mo Willems.

Amazon and Barnes & Noble both have this one, too.*

(I'll let you do your own searches for the Honor Books.)

The American Library Association (ALA), who give both of the above awards, also announced a few others, including:
The Michael L Printz Award, for excellence in young-adult literature: The White Darkness, by Geraldine McCaughrean.

The Coretta Scott King Book Award, recognizing an African-American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults: Elijah of Buxton, by Christopher Paul Curtis.

The Margaret A Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement, for contribution to writing for teens: Orson Scott Card

The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, for the most distinguished book for beginning readers: There Is a Bird on Your Head!, written and illustrated by Mo Willems.

The Robert F Sibert Medal, for the most distinguished informational book for children: The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, written and illustrated by Peter Sís.

The Mildred L Batchelder Award, for the most outstanding children's book translated from a foreign language and subsequently published in the United States: Brave Story, by Miyuki Miyabe (translated by Alexander O Smith).

The Book Standard has the complete list of awards, winners, and Honor Books here.

* Patronising your local bookseller is a really good idea, too!

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