ALA Names Caldecott and Newbery Winners

January 21, 2010
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January 21 – January 28, 2010 Edition ALA Names Caldecott and Newbery Winners

NEW YORK, NY/AUTHORLINK NEWS/January 18, 2010—The American Library Association today announced winners of the 2010 Newbery and Caldecott awards at its midwinter conference in Boston.

Rebecca Stead received the 2010 Newbery Medal for When You Reach Me (Random/Wendy Lamb). Jerry Pinkney won the 2010 Randolph Caldecott Medal for The Lion & the Mouse (Little, Brown), and Libba Bray was named the 2010 Michael L. Printz Award winner for Going Bovine (Delacorte).

The ALA named four Newbery Honor Books this year: Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose (FSG/Kroupa); The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (Henry Holt); Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (Little, Brown); and The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick (Scholastic/Blue Sky).

Caldecott Honor Books were  All the World, illustrated by Marla Frazee, written by Liz Garton Scanlon (S&S/Beach Lane); and Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, by Joyce Sidman (Houghton).

Receiving Printz Honors were: Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman (Henry Holt); The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey (S&S); Punkzilla by Adam Rapp (Candlewick); and Tales from the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973 by John Barnes (Viking).

Jim murphy was given The Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime contribution in writing for young adults, and Lois Lowry was chosen to deliver the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture.

The Robert F. Sibert Award for the most distinguished informational book was given to Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone (Candlewick). The three Sibert Honors winners were: The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors by Chris Barton, illustrated by Tony Persiani (Charlesbridge); Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 written and illustrated by Brian Floca (Atheneum/Richard Jackson); and Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose (FSG/Kroupa).

The new YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award was given to Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman (Henry Holt).

Additional Caldecott and Newbery winners are listed on the American Library Association site.

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