It’s that time of year that the American Library Association gives out its annual book awards. Perhaps the two best known are those for children—the Newbery Medal and the Caldecott Medal. The Newbery Medal is awarded to “the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children,” and the Caldecott to “the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.”
This year’s winner of the Newbery went to Clare Vanderpool for her debut novel, Moon over Manifest, published by Delacorte Press. The Caldecott Medal winner is A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead, and published by Roaring Brook Press.
Congratulations to these authors!
So, what’s your favorite children’s book?