2012 Caldecott and Newbery Winners
It is an exciting day for children’s book illustrators, writers, and enthusiasts everywhere: the Caldecott and Newbery Medal and Honor winners were announced today at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting.
Taking home the Caldecott Medal for children’s book illustration was Chris Raschka, for his wordless picture book, A Ball for Daisy.
A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka
(Schwartz & Wade, image via The Horn Book)
Caldecott honors went to Patrick McDonnell (Me…Jane), John Rocco (Blackout), and Lane Smith (Grandpa Green). It is very interesting to note that all four illustrators also wrote the books for which they won. (This doesn’t happen every year.) I am especially excited for John Rocco, as I am a big fan of his work!
Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell
(Little, Brown, image via The Horn Book)
Blackout by John Rocco
(Hyperion, image via Kirkus Reviews)
Grandpa Green by Lane Smith
(Roaring Brook Press, image via The Horn Book)