Stories of Magic, Medieval Times Win Book Awards

Each year, at the American Library Association's mid-winter meeting, the winners of the most prestigious prizes for children's books are announced: the Caldecott Medal for picture book, and the Newbery Award. This year's winners:

John Newbery Medal
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, by Laura Amy Schlitz

Newbery Honor Books
Elijah of Buxton, by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt
Feathers, by Jacqueline Woodson

Randolph Caldecott Medal
The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick

Caldecott Honor Books
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Ellen Levine
First the Egg, by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtin, by Peter Sís
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity, by Mo Willems

More Award Winners
See the complete list of this year's awards from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).

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Good Masters, Sweet Ladies!

Voices from a Medieval Village

by Laura Amy Schlitz and Robert Byrd

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Elijah of Buxton

by Christopher Paul Curtis

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The Wednesday Wars
The Wednesday Wars

by Gary D. Schmidt

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Feathers

by Jacqueline Woodson

Hardcover, 118 pages | purchase

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret
The Invention of Hugo Cabret

A Novel in Words and Pictures

by Brian Selznick

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Henry's Freedom Box

by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson

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First the Egg

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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The Wall
The Wall

Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

by Peter Sis

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Knuffle Bunny Too

A Case of Mistaken Identity

by Mo Willems

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  • Mo Willems

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