Brian Selznick Wins Caldecott; Laura Amy Schlitz Wins Newbery
The awards were announced this morning at the American Library Association's midwinter conference in Philadelphia.
Three Newbery Honor Books were named:
Christopher Paul Curtis won the Coretta Scott King Author award for Elijah of Buxton, and Ashley Bryan won the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for Let It Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals (Atheneum). The John Steptoe Award for New Talent went to Sundee T. Frazier, author of Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It (Delacorte).
There were two King Author Honors:
The Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production was given out for the first time this year. The winner was Jazz by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers, narrated by Vaneese Thomas and James Williams (Live Oak Media).
There were five Odyssey Honor titles:
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for beginning reader books went to There Is a Bird on Your Head! by Mo Willems (Hyperion).
There were two Pura Belpré Honor Books for illustration:
Three Pura Belpré Author Honor books were named: