Newest Newbery etc.

So, this morning the newest Newbery Winner was announced! Along with all the rest of the ALA (American Library Association) awards.

Doesn't it look goooood?
The winner is Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures written by Kate DiCamillo. I have not read this yet! But I will get on that because I loved The Tale of Desperaux and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and The Magician's Elephant, all by her.

This book is so awesome!

The winner of the Caldecott Medal is Locomotive by Brian Floca and we all know how much I loved that one! (Tons!)

Fascinating. Plus awesome cut-paper illustrations!

This year I had to peek at the Sibert winners, too, because those are the non-fiction ones and "Sibert" kept coming up in our Cybils panel discussions. It was Parrots Over Puerto Rico -- my boys will be pleased. Occasionally I catch them yelling "Iguaca! Iguaca!" at each other. :)  I was happy to see A Splash of Red on the list of Sibert Honorees as well, that is a favorite of mine and Benjamin's.

I would like to own this book.
Thinking about it makes me sentimental.


  1. Locomotive definitely deserved that Caldecott - it's awesome!

  2. Yay for Kate DiCamillo! You know how much I adore her. Alaster got that book for Christmas from Ed and Cindy. I am in the middle of a book right now but I have plans to steal it from him as soon as I'm done! I can't wait to read another story by her!


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