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Award Winners

Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal is awarded each January to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.  Here's a link to the official page and a list of some of our favorite winners.

Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal is awarded each January to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.  Here's a link to the official page and a list of some of our favorite winners.

Coretta Scott King Book Award

The Coretta Scott King Book Award celebrates quality literature written and illustrated by African Americans.

Belpré Medal

The Pura Belpré Award is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience.  Here's a link to the official page and a list of some of our favorite winners.

Sibert Medal

The Sibert Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book.   Here's a link to the official page and a list of some of our favorite winners.

Odyssey Award

The Odyssey Award is given to the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults.  Here's a link to the official page and a list of some our favorite winners.

 

Miss Kitty Presents

Miss Kitty Blog


A blog for readers, both big and small, from your devoted children's librarian.

 

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 5:24pm
As you know dear reader, I am endlessly fascinated by what shows up on my desk. Here we have a certain Miss K's Kindergarten art class project from 2010. Now a third grader, I guess she had to really ponder the emotional investment of giving it to  me.

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