Each year, the American Library Association awards the John Newbery Medal to the author it feels has made the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children and the Randolph Caldecott Medal to the artist of the most distinguished picture book for children. Take a look at this year's winners and honorees.
2010 JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER
When You Reach Me
By Rebecca Stead, published by Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Twelve-year-old Miranda encounters shifting friendships, a sudden punch, a strange homeless man and mysterious notes that hint at knowledge of the future. These and other seemingly random events converge in a brilliantly constructed plot.
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
By Phillip Hoose, published by Melanie Kroupa Books/Farrar Straus Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
By Jacqueline Kelly, published by Henry Holt and Company
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
By Rodman Phillbrick, published by The Blue Sky Press, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
By Grace Lin, published by Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers
Check out the Caldecott winner and honorees for children's picture book stories