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…try some of these recently announced award winners!

During the 2012-2013 school year, students from around the state of INDIANA voted for their favorite books in the Young Hoosier Book Award program…and they chose:


Want to find MORE library book titles chosen by INDIANA kids? Visit the library’s Young Hoosier Book Award Winners list.

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Today the American Library Association announced the winners for a variety of book awards.  We’ve devoted a good deal of this blog in the past year to talking about new books and which ones we think will win awards.  Without further ado here is the list of winning books and honor books:

Randolph Caldecott Medal WinnerThis is Not My Hat written and illustrated by Jon KlassenThis is not my hat
space Honor Books: Extra Yarn written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen, Green written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Creepy Carrots written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown, and One Cool Friend written by Toni Buzzeo and illustrated by David Small

John Newbery Medal Winner –  The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
space Honor Books: Splendors and Glooms written by Laura Amy Schlitz, Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin, Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage One and only ivan

Coretta Scott King Author Award WinnerHand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America written by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Brian Pinkney
space Honor Books: Each Kindness written by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E. B. Lewis, No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner –  I, Too, Am America written by Langston Hughes and illustrated by Bryan CollierI, Too, Am America, illustrated by Bryan Collier
blank Honor Books: H. O. R. S. E. illustrated and written by Christopher Myers, Ellen’s Broom written by Kelly Starling Lyons and illustrated by Daniel Minter, and I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr. written by Martin Luther King, Jr. and illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winner – Up, Tall and High written and illustrated by Ethan Long
space Honor Books: Let’s Go for a Drive! written and illustrated by Mo Willems, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons written by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean, and Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover written and illustrated by Cece Bell

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book AwardBomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon written by Steve Sheinkin
space Honor Books: Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin written and illustrated by Robert Byrd, Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 written by Phillip M. Hoose, and Titanic: Voices from the Disaster written by Deborah Hopkinson

You can find more book award winners if you click here.

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Every year the Association for Library Service to Children compiles Notable Lists:

“the best of the best in children’s books, recordings and videos“.

To see the lists for 2012, or to learn more about the Notables Committees,  click here.

Image: David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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"Art and Max by David Wiesner"

2011 ACPL Mock Caldecott Winner

Coming up this weekend and next, the Children’s Services department at the Main Library will be holding it’s annual Mock Elections — adults are invited to come and peruse the newest and best children’s books of 2011, talk about them, and vote for their favorites.  It’s an exciting tradition, we hope you will join us!

Saturday, January 7:
9am to 1pm — Mock Newbery
2pm to 6pm — Mock Sibert

Saturday, January 14:
9am to 1pm — Mock Caldecott
2pm to 6pm — Mock Coretta Scott King

For more information, see the Mock Election blogs by clicking on the above links.

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