Wednesday, January 23, 2008

And the winner is . . .

Have you heard the news about the 2008 Caldecott and Newbery Medal winners? These are awards given for the year's best children's books; the Caldecott Medal is for illustrations and the Newbery Medal is for the literature.

This year's Caldecott Medal goes to The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. While usually a picture book wins this award, this is a novel for older kids and is a story told through the pictures as well as the words. When you see these illustrations you will understand why it won--they are beautiful! And the story is really exciting too! Come in to check out this unusual book!

This year's Newbury Medal winner is Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz and is about the lives of medieval children--from their perspective. It is still on its way to our library, but it also sounds pretty cool. Stay tuned.

Hope to see you soon!

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