Thursday, February 05, 2015

And the winners are...

Caldecott and Newbery Medals were awarded on Monday, February 2nd. Here are the winners:

Caldecott Award: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

Caldecott Honor: 

  • Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo
  • The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Mary GrandPre
  • Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
  • Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales
  • The Right Word by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
  • This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
Third through fifth graders had a chance to look at many of these books and I'm happy to say that a few of our predictions showed up on the award list this year! Beekle was a favorite!

Newbery Award: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Newbery Honor: 
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Sibert Award (for informational books):
The Right Word by Jen Bryant Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Sibert Honor:
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming
  • Josephine by Patricia Hruby Powell
  • Neighborhood Sharks by Katherine Roy
  • Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh