2013 Newbery Award

HONOR BOOKS

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

Bomb by Steve Sheinkin

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (LOVELY!!)

WINNER

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (YES!!!!!)

2013 Caldecott Medal

HONOR BOOKS

Creepy Carrots illustrated by Peter Brown

Extra Yarn illustrated by Jon Klassen

Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

One Cool Friend illustrated by David Small

Sleep Like a Tiger illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski

WINNER

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen (WELL DONE!! – an honor and the winner!)

2013 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Book for beginning readers:

HONOR BOOKS

Let’s Go for a Drive by Mo Willems (Called it!)

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin

Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell

WINNER

Up, Tall and High by Ethan Long (HOOORAH!)

2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award

Lifetime achievement award

Katherine Paterson (Lovely, lovely choice!)

2013 Robert F. Sibert Medal

Informational book award for children:

HONOR BOOKS

Electric Ben by Robert Byrd

Moonbird by Phillip M. Hoose

Titanic by Deborah Hopkinson

WINNER

Bomb by Steve Sheinkin (AMAZING!!)

2013 Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Originally published in another language in a country other than the US:

HONOR BOOKS

A Game for Swallows by Zeina Abirached

Son of a Gun by Anne de Graaf

WINNER

My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve

2013 Pura Belpre Award

ILLUSTRATION

WINNER

Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert illustrated by David Diaz (Hurrah!!!  It’s a gorgeous book!)

 

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HONOR BOOK

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano (Lovely!)

WINNER

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz