Beth Gismondi

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2012 Caldecott and Newbery Winners

It is an exciting day for children’s book illustrators, writers, and enthusiasts everywhere: the Caldecott and Newbery Medal and Honor winners were announced today at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting.

Taking home the Caldecott Medal for children’s book illustration was Chris Raschka, for his wordless picture book, A Ball for Daisy.


A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka 
(Schwartz & Wade, image via The Horn Book)

Caldecott honors went to Patrick McDonnell (Me…Jane), John Rocco (Blackout), and Lane Smith (Grandpa Green). It is very interesting to note that all four illustrators also wrote the books for which they won. (This doesn’t happen every year.) I am especially excited for John Rocco, as I am a big fan of his work!


Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell 
(Little, Brown, image via The Horn Book)


Blackout by John Rocco 
(Hyperion, image via Kirkus Reviews)


Grandpa Green by Lane Smith 
(Roaring Brook Press, image via The Horn Book)

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Calling Caldecott and The Horn Book

The folks at the Horn Book recently redesigned their website and added some new content. One of the new additions is a blog called “Calling Caldecott." It’s hard to believe, but it is almost that time again—in January, the 2011 Caldecott (and Newbery) medalists will be announced. Over the next few months, Horn Book designer, production manager, and reviewer Lolly Robinson and Horn Book reviewer Robin Smith will be discussing possible contenders for this year’s awards on Calling Caldecott. Lolly and Robin have both been on many award judging panels in the past, so it will be very interesting to see which books they choose to feature..

In case you aren’t yet familiar with the Horn Book, it is an excellent resource for anyone interested in or currently working with children’s literature. The Horn Book publishes a monthly children’s book magazine, The Horn Book Magazine, as well as a semiannual children’s book review journal, The Horn Book Guide. Additionally, the Horn Book has an extensive website (and several blogs, including the aforementioned Calling Caldecott) with lots of great information. If you are a librarian, teacher, parent, children’s book writer and/or illustrator, or someone working in the publishing industry, you’ll definitely want to check out their site: http://www.hbook.com/.

Lastly, the Horn Book (in conjunction with the Boston Globe) hosts their own award for children’s and adolescent literature, aptly titled the Boston-Globe Horn Book award. Each year, a committee gives out medals (and honors) in three categories: picture book, fiction, and nonfiction. This year’s winners and honor recipients were announced in June, and will be honored at a ceremony at the end of September (check out the list here). Historically, there tends to be some overlap between the BGHB recipients and the Caldecott/Newbery honorees. I won’t be surprised if we are seeing one or several of these books honored a second time come January.

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