Monday, January 18, 2010

Previously on Bound: Best in Children's Books!

slept in this morning by accident and missed the live announcement of the top awards in children's books! Some of my favorite titles from last year received medals or honors from the American Library Association. Check out these books kids of all ages (even over forty) will love:

When You Reach Me2010 Newbery Medal Winner (given to an author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children)
"When You Reach Me" by Rebecca Stead from Wendy Lamb Books, Random House.
Described by judges as "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."


Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward JusticeThe 
Evolution of Calpurnia TateWhere the Mountain 
Meets the MoonThe Mostly True 
Adventurs of Homer P. Figg

2010 Newbery Honors
"Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice" by Phillip Hoose from Melanie Kroupa Books, FSG. Also won National Book Award.
"The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate" by Jacqueline Kelly from Henry Holt.
"Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" by Grace Lin from Little, Brown. Also an Al Roker Kid's Book of the Month.
"The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg" by Rodman Philbrick from The Blue Sky Press, Scholastic.

The Lion & 
the Mouse2010 Caldecott Medal Winner
(given to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children)
"The Lion & the Mouse" illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney from Little, Brown.
Described by judges as "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."

All the WorldRed Sings from Treetops
2010 Caldecott Honors

"All the World" illustrated by Marla Frazee, written by Liz Garton Scanlon from Beach Lane Books, Simon & Schuster.
"Red Sings from Treetops" illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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