Newbery Medal winner – “When You Reach Me,” by Rebecca Stead
Caldecott Medal winner – “The Lion & the Mouse,” illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney
The Association for Library Service to Children announced the winners of its book and media awards during the American Library Association midwinter meeting in January. Among those named were the winners of the Newbery and Caldecott medals.
I remember my elementary school librarian explaining the significance of the awards. She showed us the beautiful artwork in the Caldecott books and shared rich stories with us from the Newbery winners. It wasn’t long before I was searching out those books with an award seal when I went to the library. They were “guaranteed to be good.”
What are some of your favorites?