It’s that time of year again in the world of books—when the Newbery, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King Awards are presented. As usual, there were lots of great books highlighted this year. Below, find a listing of winners and honorees, and don’t forget to check out a copy from your favorite Branch of the St. Louis Public Library to share with your friends and family!
John Newbery Medal–‘… for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.’
This year’s winner is…….
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Ivan, a captured gorilla on display, has a distinct narrative voice, filled with “wry humor, deep emotion, and thought provoking insight into the nature of friendship hope and humanity.” Also available as a downloadable ebook!
Honor Books are:
Splendors & Glooms by Laura Schlitz. Available as downloadable Electronic books, and hardback
Three Times Lucky by Shiela Turnage. Available as audiobook CD and Playaway, and hardback
Bomb: The Race to Build — and Steal — the worlds most Dangerous Weapon! by Steve Sheinkin.