Sunday, January 24, 2010

2010 Newbery and Caldecott Winners announced!

The 2010 Newbery and Caldecott winners have been announced! Drumroll please...

2010 Newbery Medal winner: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.

Twelve-year-old Miranda encounters shifting friendships, a sudden punch, a strange homeless man and mysterious notes that hint at knowledge of the future. The Newbery Medal is given for the best book written by an author.

2010 Caldecott Medal winner: The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney.

The screech of an owl, the squeak of a mouse and the roar of a lion transport readers to the Serengeti plains for this almost wordless retelling of Aesop’s classic fable. The Caldecott Medal is given for the best illustrations in a children's book.

Unfortunately, we don't have either of these books in any of our elementary libraries! I will be ordering them VERY soon!

Leave a comment if you have read either of these books and let us know what you think of them!

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