And the winner is….

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In case you haven’t already heard, the American Library Association has announced the 2012 Youth Media Award winners, including the Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King and Printz awards.  See the entire article here.

The John Newbery Medal, which is awarded for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature, was awarded to “Dead End in Norvelt“, by Jack Gantos.  You can check out this selection at the Leesburg young adult section under the call number YA GANT.  Newbery Honor books are “Inside Out and Back Again” by Thannha Lai and “Breaking Stalin’s Nose” by Eugene Yelchin.

The Randolph Caldecott Medal, which is awarded for the most distinguished American picture book for children, was awarded to “A Ball for Daisy,” illustrated and written by Chris Raschka.  You can check out this selection at the Leesburg library children’s section under the call number E DOGS RASC.  Caldecott Honor books are: “Blackout” illustrated and written by John Rocco (available at Leesburg children’s section, call number E FAMILIES ROCC), “Grandpa Green” illustrated and written by Lane Smith (Leesburg children’s section, call number E FAMILIES SMIT), and “Me … Jane” illustrated and written by Patrick McDonnell.

I’ll be reviewing these books here on LibrErin soon, so stay tuned.  Have you read any of these books?  What did you think?

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