Monday, January 14, 2008

Children's Literature Awards Announced
Winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King awards were announced this morning. We have most of the winners and honor books on our shelves ready for checkout. Three of the books were reviewed here already. Click on the links next to each title to read the original review. Watch for more reviews of the wining books in the coming days.

Caldecott Award (for illustration)
Winner - The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick reviewed here
Honors - Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
The Wall:Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis
Knuffle Bunny, Too! by Mo Willems reviewed here

Newbery Award (for excellence in literature)
Winner - Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by Laura Amy Schlitz (reviewed here)
Honors - The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt
Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

Coretta Scott King Award
Author - Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
Illustration - Let it Shine by Ashley Bryan

Many more awards were given for many more deserving books. For a full listing, check out this ALA webite.

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