Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Congrats Newbery & Caldecott Medal Winners

Congrats to Katherine Applegate and Jon Klassen, who won top honors in the children's lit category. Applegate took this year's Newbery Medal for her book The One and Only Ivan, Klassen won the Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in This is Not My Hat.

Ivan tells the story of Ivan the gorilla, who lives within glass walls at a video arcade. While he doesn't really miss his home in the jungle—he thinks about art mostly—he begins to reconsider home when a baby elephant arrives, alone and without her family.

Klassen took the award for his illustrations in This Is Not My Hat, about a tiny fish that steals a hat from a huge—but sleeping—fish.

Congrats! And can't wait to read these to CC.

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