Monday, January 23, 2012

 From our friends at the American Library Association.

ALA Press Release

Clare Vanderpool, Erin E. Stead win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

SAN DIEGO - Clare Vanderpool, author of “Moon Over Manifest”and Erin E. Stead, illustrator of“A Sick Day for Amos McGee,”are the 2011 winners of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.
Clare Vanderpooland Erin E. Stead were among the award winners announced January 10, by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego, Jan. 7 - 11. The Newbery and Caldecott Medals honor outstanding writing and illustration of works published in the United States during the previous year.

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