2010 Awards

The winners were announced and our mock group didn't predict the winners (see post from 1/12/10), but we read some great books.   Here is a list of the winners:

Newbery Award:  When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Newbery Honors:  Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
                              The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
                              Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
                              The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

Caldecott Award:  The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
Caldecott Honors: All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon
                             Red sings from  Treetops by Joyce Sidman

Printz Award:        Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Printz Honors:       Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
                             The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
                             Punkzilla by Adam Rabb
                             Tales from the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973 by John Barnes

Sibert Award for the most distinguished informational book:
Winner:                 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone
Honors:                 The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton
                             Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 12 by Brian Floca
                             Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose

Theodor Suess Geisel Award for Beginner Readers:
Winner:                 Benny and Penny in the Big No-NO! by Geoffrey Hayes
Honors:                I Spy Fly Guy by Ted Arnold
                            Little Mouse Gets Ready by Jeff Smith
                            Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends by Wong Herbert Yee
                            Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day by Kate McMullan

Happy Reading!!


Newbery/Caldecott Medal Awards

Next week, at the American Library Association winter conference, the winners of the Newbery and Caldecott Medals will be announced.  This is an event that children's librarians all over look forward to.   While we wait with anticipation, the librarians of Rockland county hold Mock Newbery and Caldecott awards.  For the last few months librarians are busy reading and evaluating the books that have been published in the last year.  

Today, I met with the librarians to discuss which books we think should win these awards.  It was a lively discussion with many opinions.  Here are the books we choose as our winners:

Caldecott Winner:   Otis by Loren Long
Honor books:          Billy Twitters and his big blue whale problem by Mac Barnett
                               All Gods Critters by Bill Staines

Newbery Winner:    Love, Aubrey by Suzanne Lafleur
Honor Books          Anything but typical by Nora Raliegh Baskin
                               The Girl who threw butterflies by Mick Cochrane

These were all great books that I highly recommend.  On Monday, the winners will be announced and I can't wait to see if we were right.  Check back on Monday when I post the winners.