Each year the Newbery Medal is awarded by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children’s books published the previous year. However, as many persons became concerned that the artists creating picture books for children were as deserving of honor and encouragement as were the authors of children’s books, Frederic G. Melcher suggested in 1937 the establishment of a second annual medal. This medal is to be given to the artist who had created the most distinguished picture book of the year and named in honor of the nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph J. Caldecott.
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Our children’s collection reorganization continues apace!
Where did the Newbery and Caldecott books go?!?
Don’t worry we still have them! We’ve decided to let all these classics play with the rest of the regular collection instead of keeping them separate (and lonely). After all, the award winners are just as good a pick when you just want a book about trains, kittens, a good time travel mystery, or an exciting tale of brave adventurers as other books.
Have an “award winner” assignment or just want to see which books have won these prestigious awards? Never fear! Here are lists with the new call numbers for all these titles so you can find them in their new homes!
Norton Juster & Chris Raschka. The Hello, Goodbye Window.