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FEBRUARY 20, 2013
Newbery Honor winner Three Times Lucky


Three Times Lucky has won a Newbery Honor Award and is nominated for an Edgar Award.   

Eleven years after she washed ashore in Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Miss Moses LoBeau (or Mo for short) is a rising sixth-grader. She helps out in the town's quirky cafe and is a founding member of the Desparado Detectives. Her summer is looking good . . . that is until Mr. Jesse is murdered, Miss Lana and the Colonel are kidnapped, and Hurricane Amy arrives. It's a good thing Mo has always been lucky!

Visit author Sheila Turnage's website to find out more about this lively book and how she decided to become a writer.

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posted by Sheryl, Columbine Library

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JANUARY 28, 2013
Caldecott, Newbery and Coretta Scott King Award winners announced today!

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:

Illustrator Award

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.

Author Award

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!


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