Today was a big day in libraries. The prestigious Youth Media Award Winners were announced this morning. The Newbery winner is The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.and This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen won the Randolph Caldecott Medal. Earlier in the month Kids' World staff held our own Mock Newbery/Caldecott contest. The 2 books we chose as winners were Wonder by R.J. Palacio for the Newbery and Oh No! by Candace Fleming for the Randolph Caldecott Medal. Both of the actual winners came in second for our mock vote. The important thing is not the ranking - it's that we all care about quality literature for our kids - you as parents and teachers and we as librarians. Here's a list of the other medals and winners presented today. We'd love to hear what you think!
Some award winning books are great and some are not but I think you'll like this one - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. It just won the Newbery Award! It's about a gorilla who lives in a shopping mall. A picture book for older kids won The Randolph Caldecott Medal. It's title is This Is not My Hat by J. Klassen. It's sly and funny. For more award winners go to the Kids' World website.
The American Library's Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) recently announced it's Book and Media Award winners. If you're looking for quality books, audiobooks and video please take a look at their 2012 ALSC Book and Media Award Winners list.Highlights include:
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