And the winners are : 2010 Caldecott and Newbery Medal Awards!

   The 2010 Caldecott Medal winner is The Lion & the Mouse, illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney (Little, Brown and Company 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 wordless retelling of Aesop’s classic fable.  Pinkney’s beautifully textured watercolor illustrations masterfully portray the relationship between the two very unlikely friends.

   The Caldecott Medal is named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded each year by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished  American picture book for children .

    The 2010  Newbery Medal winner is When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Books). In the book, twelve-year-old Miranda tries to make sense  of  shifting friendships, a sudden punch, a homeless man  and mysterious notes that seem to defy the laws of time.
These seemingly random events converge in a brilliantly constructed plot written as a first person  narrative.

    The Newbery Medal is named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children,
a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Click here for the full list of the 2010 Caldecott Award Winners!


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