Monday, January 28, 2013

The Envelope, Please! 2013 Newbery and Caldecott Awards

The American Library Association is announcing their prestigious Youth Media Awards, including their most-famous medals for youth fiction and picture books, today. This year's Caldecott Award, given to the best-illustrated book, is the seventy-fifth annual such award. I'll be live-blogging the winners as they are made public.

The winning titles were announced and livestreamed beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST (11:00 a.m. EST).

And here they are!

The 2013 Caldecott Medal goes to Jon Klassen for his This Is Not My Hat.(See my recent review here:)

Caldecott Honor Awards go to illustrator Aaron Reynolds for his Creepy Carrots!, Jon Klassen for his work on Extra Yarn, Laura Vaccaro Seeger for her Green, (see review here:)  David Smalls for his pictures for One Cool Friend, (review here) and Pamela Zagarenki for her illustrations in Sleep Like a Tiger.

The prestigious Newbery Medal goes to Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan.

Newbery Honor Awards go to Laura Amy Schlitz for Splendors and Glooms, Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin, and Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage.

The Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal for the best beginning reader's book was awarded to Ethan Long's Up, Tall and High.

Geisel Honor Awards  were given to Mo Willem's Let's Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book), (see review here) Eric Litwin's Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, (my review here) and Cece Ball's Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover.

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Katherine Paterson, perhaps best known for her Bridge to Terabithia.

The Andrew Carnegie Medal for the most outstanding children's video goes to Video Productions' film, Anna. Emma and the Condors.

The Michael Printz Award for young adult fiction goes to Nick Lake's In Darkness.

The Pura Belpre' Awards for Latino children's literature go to illustrator David Diaz for Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert, (review here) and author Benjamin Sienz for Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (also the winner of the 2013 Stonewall Award.)

Taking the Siebert Award for the best informational book for children was Steve Sheinkin's Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon. The Batchelder Medal for the best foreign book for children translated to English went to My Family for the War by Anne Voorhoeve.

Receiving the Coretta Scott King Medals were Brian Collier for  his illustrations for Langston Hughes' I, Too, Am America.   and author Andrea Davis Pinkney for her Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America: Coretta Scott King Honor Awards went to illustrators Kadir Nelson for I Have a Dream (Book and CD),  Daniel Minter for Ellen's Broom, and Chris Myers' H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Basketball and Imagination. King Fiction Honor Medals went to Vaunda Nelson's No Crystal Stair (Carolrhoda Ya) and to novelist Jacqueline Woodson's Each Kindness.

The 2013 Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Medal was presented to Demetria Tucker.

The YALSA Medal  was awarded to Andrea Davis Pinkney for her Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America.  Andrea Pinkney was also  named  to present  the  2013 Arbuthnot Lecture. YALSA's nonfiction honors went to Steve Sheinkin's Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon. making Sheinkin the informal 2013 triple crown winner

The Odyssey Award went to the audio book version of John Green's novel, The Fault in Our Stars produced by Brilliance Audio.

The Margaret A Edwards Medal for lifetime contributions of young adult literature was given to Tamora Pierce, and the William C. Morris new author award went to Rachel Hartman for her first novel, Seraphina.

The 2013 Alex Awards, given to ten adult books with special appeal to young adult readers, includes the National Book Award Youth Fiction winner, Louise Erdrich's The Round House. The complete list may be found here.

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