Each January, the American Library Association announces the winners of prestigious awards for children’s books. We are thrilled to announce the 2016 Newbery and Caldecott Medal Award winners!
2016 Newbery Medal Award Winner
Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matthew de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson
Summary: A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother. His grandmother helps him appreciate the beauty in their routine and the world around them.
2016 Newbery Honor Books
The War that Saved my Life, written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Roller Girl, written and illustrated by Victoria Jamieson
Echo, written by Pam Muñoz Ryan
2016 Caldecott Medal Award Winner
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, illustrated by Sophie Blackall and written by Lindsay Mattick
Summary: A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914. This remarkable bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh.
2016 Caldecott Honor Books
Waiting, written by Kevin Henkes
Trombone Shorty, pictures by Bryan Collier and words by Troy Andrews
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, illustrated by Ekua Holmes and written by Carole Boston Weatherford
Last Stop on Market Street, illustrated by Christian Robinson and written by Matt de le Peña
Click here to find other Caldecott Award winners that are available for check out.