Kids Books: 2015 Caldecott & Newbery Winners
The best in kid lit this year
(page 1 of 2)
The American Library Association named its annual picks for the best in kid lit yesterday. The winners join a long list of titles that have gone on to become classics. See the Caldecott picture-book selections below, then click to page 2. for the Newbery Medal novel choices (including two unusual memoirs).
2015 Caldecott Medal Winner
(for most distinguished picture book for children)
By Dan Santat (Little, Brown and Company)
Why it won: "In four delightful 'visual chapters,' Beekle, an imaginary friend, undergoes an emotional journey looking for his human. Santat uses fine details, kaleidoscopic saturated colors, and exquisite curved and angular lines to masterfully convey the emotional essence of this special childhood relationship."
2015 Caldecott Honor Books
By Lauren Castillo (Clarion Books)
Illustrated by Mary GrandPré, written by Barb Rosenstock (Alfred A. Knopf)
Illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett (Candlewick Press)
By Yuyi Morales
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers)
Next page: The 2015 Newbery Medal books