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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Book Lovers News... Newbery & Caldecott Medals Announced

Yesterday, the American Library Association announced this year's award-winning titles!

When You Reach MeThe Lion & The MouseThe major awards went to:
Newbery Medal: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Caldecott Medal: The Lion & The Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

Plus there were a bunch of other awards:
- Coretta Scott King Author Award: Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
- Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award: My People by Langston Hughes, illustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr.
- Michael L. Printz Award: Going Bovine by Libba Bray
- Robert F. Sibert Medal: Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone
- Theodor Seuss Geisel Award: Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! by Geoffrey Hayes
- Schneider Family Book Award, Children's: Django by Bonnie Christensen
- Schneider Family Book Award, Middle School: Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin
- Mildred L. Batchelder Award: A Faraway Island by Annika Thor
- Pura Belpre Author Award: Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez
- Pura Belpre Illustrator Award: Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day; Celebremos El día de los niños/El día de los libros by Pat Mora, illustrated by Rafael López.
and others...

If you like reading books award-winning books, you've got your work (or play!) cut out for you! Enjoy!

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