Kids Books That Earned Hardware

Perhaps the most popular section at River City Books is the children’s and I thought those of you who are — or shop for — young readers may want to note that some prestigious awards were just handed out to a batch of children’s books that were published in 2006. Among them:

caldtitl.gifCaldecott Medal
Honors the illustrator of the most distinguished picture book for children published in the U.S. during the preceding year.

Winner: David Wiesner, Flotsam

Honors: David McLimans, Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet; Kadir Nelson (illustrator), Carole Boston Weatherford (author) Moses

newbtitl.gifNewbery Medal
Honors the year’s most distinguished contribution by a U.S. citizen or resident to American literature for children.

Winner: Susan Patron, The Higher Power of Lucky

Honors: Jennifer L. Holm, Penny from Heaven; Kirby Larson, Hattie Big Sky; Cynthia Lord, Rules

Alex Awards
Honors ten books, published in the preceding year, written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.

Winners:
John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things
Ivan Doig, The Whistling Season
Michael D’Orso, Eagle Blue
Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants
John Hamamura, Color of the Sea
Pamela Carter Joern, The Floor of the Sky
Michael Lewis, The Blind Side
David Mitchell, Black Swan Green
Ron Rash, The World Made Straight
Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale


csk_seal.gifCoretta Scott King Award
Honors a black author and a black illustrator for an outstanding, inspirational, and educational contribution to literature for children and young people published during the preceding year.

Winner (Author): Sharon Draper, Copper Sun

Winner (Illustrator): Kadir Nelson (illustrator), Moses

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