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Monday, January 18, 2010

Award Day

The 2010 Newbery and Caldecott Awards were announced this morning.

Have you read any of them?

2010 Medal Winner

The 2010 Newbery Medal winner is 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. These and other seemingly random events converge in a brilliantly constructed plot.

2010 Honor Books

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
Hoose reveals the true story of an unsung hero of the Montgomery bus boycott. Hoose’s work stands out for its creative approach to narrative biography. Colvin’s own recollections are merged seamlessly with the narrative voice, providing a uniquely personal view of Colvin and the Civil Rights Movement. 
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
On the eve of the 20th century, 11-year-old Calpurnia awakens to new possibilities, and through her evolving relationship with her naturalist grandfather, learns to think like a scientist. Kelly’s rich, evocative language captures Callie’s distinctive voice and lively observations of the natural world.
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

A rich tapestry of stories, both original and traditional, transports readers to a fantastic world where Dragon joins Minli on a fortune-changing quest.
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
This rollicking yarn, presented through the voice of 12-year-old Homer, uses humor and pluck to mitigate the horrors of the Civil War.

2010 Medal Winner

The 2010 Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children to

The Lion & the Mouse illustrated and written 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 virtually wordless retelling of Aesop’s classic fable. In glowing colors, Pinkney’s textured watercolor illustrations masterfully portray the relationship between two very unlikely friends.

2010 Honor Books

All the World illustrated by Marla Frazee written by Liz Garton Scanlon
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman

Info from the ALA website 

You can find these and all the other books that were awarded prizes today on the Barnes and Noble website.

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