Week of January 29, 2012—And the Winner Is
Thursday, February 2, 2012—Other Award Winners
I have to admit that when I was stalking the ALA website to see who would be named Caldecott winners, I stumbled on some picture book awards I didn’t even know existed. That sent me on a journey to hunt out new books (or books new to me). I hope you find some treasures here, too.
Mildred L. Batchelder Award
The Mildred L. Batchelder Award is given for an outstanding children's book translated from a foreign language and subsequently published in the United States:
Written by Bibi Dumon Tak
Illustrated by Philip Hopman
Translated by Laura Watkinson
Originally published in Dutch in 2008 as Soldaat Wojtek
Published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Pura Belpré Awards
This award honors a Latino writer and illustrator whose children's books best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience:
Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours
Written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh
Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS.
Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Books
The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred
Written by Samantha R. Vamos
Illustrated by Rafael López
Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match /Marisol McDonald no combina
Written by Monica Brown
Illustrated by Sara Palacios
Children’s Book Press, an imprint of Lee and Low Books Inc.
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade
Written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
Oooh! I really want to read Balloons Over Broadway!
Read Balloons Over Broadway last year and was enraptured. Thanks for sharing the other books, too. Would love to check them out soon.
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