2010 Newbery, Caldecott and Other ALA Award Winners Announced

The biggest children's book award prizes, which include the Newbery, Caldecott and Printz Medal awards, were announced earlier this morning at the American Association of Librarian's (ALA) Midwinter meeting held in Boston, MA. This year's Newbery Medal went to author Rebecca Stead for When You Reach Me.  Stead's unexpected and moving story of girl living in Manhattan in the 1970's was an in-house favorite last summer, and was selected as the Amazon Best Book of July Spotlight pick.  It later took the top spot on our Amazon Best Book of 2009 for Middle Grade Readers list.   Check out our Amazon Exclusive Q&A with Rebecca Stead.

The Caldecott Medal for best children's illustration was awarded to the great Jerry Pinkney for The Lion & the Mouse, his marvelous, wordless picture book.  Pinkney's book was selected by Amazon editors as a Best Picture Book of 2009. Here is a shortlist of winners and honor books for several of the ALA awards.  For a quick roundup of the 2010 ALA winners check out today's PW and our children's book awards page.  Congratulations to all the winners and honorees!


2010 ALA Award Winners (partial list)

Newbery Medal Winner

Newbery Honor Books:

Caldecott Medal

Caldecott Honor Books

Printz Medal

Printz Honor Books

Coretta Scott King Author Award
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

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