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Children’s Book Awards: Can You Pick Just One?

February 24, 2016

And the award goes to…

If you could give a “Best Book” award to only one of the books sitting on your bookshelf, which book would it be? We at xyza would have a really hard time picking just one since there are so many books that we absolutely love! Well, every year a group of people from the Association for Library Service to Children have to do just that– they have to pick what they think is the best children’s picture book and the best writer of a children’s book.

This year, the Caldecott Medal, which is given to the book that has the
best illustrations (or drawings) to help tell a story, was awarded to
a book called, “Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear”. This story is about a bear (the one that inspired the story of the now very famous Winnie the Pooh!) and his friendship with a soldier.

The Newbery Medal was given to Matt de la Peña, the first Hispanic author to win this medal. His book, “Last Stop on Market Street,” is a story about a bus
ride where a little boy discovers the amazing sights and sounds around him. We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to add these books to our bookshelf!