The John Newbery Medal and Randolph Caldecott Medal winners, along with the Honor books, have been announced. I can’t wait to get may hands on these!
John Newbery Medal awarded for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature (this one’s for the authors!).
Winner: “The Crossover” by Kwame Alexander
Honor: “El Deafo” by Cece Bell
Honor: “Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jacqueline Woodson
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children (this one’s for the illustrators!)
Honor: “Nana in the City” illustrated and written by Lauren Castillo
Honor: “The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art” illustrated by Mary GrandPre (written by Barb Rosenstock)
Honor: “Sam & Dave Dig a Hole” illustrated by Jon Klassen (written by Mac Barnett)
Honor: “Viva Frida” illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales
Honor: “The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus” Illustrated by Melissa Sweet (written by Jen Bryant)
Honor: “This One Summer” illustrated by Jillian Tamaki (written by Marikko Tamaki