2012 Caldecott and Newbery Awards Announced

The two biggest awards in the world of children's literature were announced last Monday.
A Ball for Daisy, written and illustrated by Chris Raschka won the Caldecott Medal for best illustrated book. This is the second Caldecott Medal for this talented illustrator.
He also won the Medal in 2006 for the illustrations of Norton Juster's The Hello, Goodbye Window.

Author Jack Gantos won the Newbery Medal for his book Dead End in Norvelt. This award is for best children's book published in the previous year.

For a complete list of all the awards, click here.