2010 Newbery and Caldecott Medal–Winning Children's Books
From the American Library Association
January 22, 2010
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.
2010 HONORS 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 stories2010 RANDOLPH CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER The Lion & the Mouse Illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney, published by Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers The screech of an owl, the squeak of a mouse and the roar of a lion transport readers to the Serengeti plains for this virtually wordless retelling of Aesop's classic fable. In glowing colors, Pinkney's textured watercolor illustrations masterfully portray the relationship between two unlikely friends.
2010 HONORS All the World Illustrated by Marla Frazee, written by Liz Garton Scanlon and published by Beach Lane Books
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman and published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt