Monday, January 22, 2007

And the Winners Are....2007 Children Book Awards

The following Children Book Awards were announced at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle >>>

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

David Wiesner, Flotsam

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

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

Susan Patron, The Higher Power of Lucky

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

Coretta 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

Honors (Author):
Nikki Grimes, The Road to Paris

Winner (Illustrator):
Kadir Nelson (illustrator), Carole Boston Weatherford (author) Moses

Honors (Illustrator):
Christopher Myers (illustrator), Walter Dean Myers (author), Jazz
Benny Andrews (illustrator), David Roessel and Arnold Rampersad (editors), Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes

Winner (John Steptoe New Talent Author):
Traci L. Jones, Standing Against the Wind