The biggest day in children's literature is here! And, the winners are (drum roll please!).....
The Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children was awarded to:
This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
A little minnow steals a hat and tries to run, or swim, away in this silly, visual story for kids ages 4 and up. This follow-up to Klassen's I Want My Hat Back that is sure to make everyone laugh again and again.
Caldecott Honors were awarded to the following books:
Creepy Carrots! illustrated by Peter Brown and written by Aaron Reynolds
Extra Yarn illustrated by Jon Klassen and written by Mac Barnett
Green illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
One Cool Friend illustrated by David Small and written by Toni Buzzeo
Sleep Like a Tiger illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski and written by Mary Logue
The John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature was awarded to:
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
A touching story told by Ivan, an artistic gorilla, who tries to save Ruby, a baby elephant, from their lives as animals on display at a mall. Poignant and funny, this book is great for kids ages 8 and up.
Newbery Honors were awarded to the following books:
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
Bomb: The Race to Build-- and Steal-- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
The Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Book Awards recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults were awarded to:
I, Too, Am America illustrated by Bryan Collier with words written by Lanston Hughes
With Illustrator Honors for the following:
H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Basketball and Imagination illustrated and written by Christopher Myers
Ellen's Broom illustrated by Daniel Minter and written by Kelly Starling Lyons
I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr. illustrated by Kadir Nelson and with words by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America written by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Brian Pinkney
With Author Honors for the following:
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
A complete list of the American Library Association 2013 youth media award winners is available in this press release.
Request your copies of these soon to be classics from the library today!