As it turns out, I have not mentioned said winners here before. And so, without further ado, here is the information:
The 2012 Newbery, Caldecott and other exciting American Library Association awards have been announced!
The Newbery went to Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos, which I have heard good things about. I'll definitely read that one.
|Leila Roy thinks fans of Richard Peck's|
Grandma Dowdel stories will like it.
|I find I either love or hate most novels in verse.|
The Caldecott medal went to A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka. Our family quite liked another one of his titles, Charlie Parker Played Be Bop. Jacob's a big fan of jazz music, so he could sing right along with the book. Anyway, we'll definitely check out this latest book of his!
|Who here has a dog? Any dog lovers?|
Caldecott honors went to Blackout by John Rocco, which I enjoyed a lot; and Me . . . Jane by Patrick McDonnell, which I also read and enjoyed (and which won the Cybils award this year!). Grandpa Green is the third honor book and I haven't read that one, though I've seen favorable opinions around the Internet. :)
|A topiary! I will have to read this one.|
If you're looking for books for beginning readers, the Geisel award winners are worth checking out (you know Ashley and I, and our families, loved I Want My Hat Back).
|It really is a very funny book, and lovely for beginning readers.|
I'm so pleased it got a Geisel Honor!
If you're into audiobooks, check out the Odyssey award winners.
|Rotters, written by Daniel Kraus and read by Kirby Heybourne|
won the 2012 Odyssey award.