26 January 2006

And the winner is --

The American Library Association announced earlier this week the winners of the 2006 Newberry and Caldecott medals and a variety of other awards in children's literature.

This year's Newberry Medal went to Criss Cross, by Lynne Rae Perkins. The Newberry honors the most distinguished contribution to American children's literature.

The Caldecott Medal went to The Hello, Goodbye Window illustrated by Chris Raschka, written by Norton Juster. The Caldecott medal recognizes the most distinguished illustrator.

For the full list of ALA medal winners, click here. For a full list of past Newberry winners and runners-up, click here. For the full list of Caldecott winners and runners-up, click here.

In scanning through the list of Newberry winners, Word Nerd found it interesting how many of the titles that either won the medal or were Newberry honor books from years past were the books she loved as a child.

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