Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Yesterday the American Library Association, Children's Division awarded two of the highest honors for children's literature. These are awarded yearly at the organizations mid-winter conference.

The Newbery Award, named for 18th century English book seller John Newbery, is given for the most significant contribution to American literature for children. This year the recipient is Rebecca Stead for her book When You Reach Me.

The second award given to the most distinguished American picture book for children is the Caldecott, named for 19th century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. This year it was awarded to Jerry Pickney.

Both books are available for check out, click on the cover to find a library with a copy.

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