Monday, January 26, 2009

Caldecott Award Winner Announced

The 2009 Caldecott Medal goes to...

“The House in the Night,” illustrated by Beth Krommes and written by Susan Marie Swanson, Houghton Mifflin Co.

Illustrations and easy-to-read text explore the light that makes a house in the night a home filled with light.

Caldecott Honor Books

“A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever” by Marla Frazee, Harcourt, Inc.

Friends James and Eamon enjoy a wonderful week at the home of Eamon's grandparents during summer vacation.

“How I Learned Geography” by Uri Shulevitz, Farrar Straus Giroux

As he spends hours studying his father's world map, a young boy escapes the hunger and misery of refugee life. Based on the author's childhood in Kazakhstan, where he lived as a Polish refugee during World War II.

“A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams,” illustrated by Melissa Sweet and written by Jen Bryant, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

"Founded in 1995 by Pamela Michael and Robert Hass, River of Words is dedicated to helping children find their place in the natural world. Featuring poems and works of art that emerged from River of Words' annual contests over the past twelve years, this anthology showcases the work of children seeking to explore, appreciate, and protect the watersheds in which they live. With poems such as "Sad Sun," "Seasons in Our Watershed," "History of a Cornfield," and "Swamp Shack," the collection includes diverse voices and several bilingual poems."--BOOK JACKET.

For more American Library Association Youth Award Winners, head to

No comments: