2016 Award Winning Books

November is known to many as no-shave November, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and the beginning of the American holiday season. Halloween is over. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Christmas decorations are readily available at the nearest retailer before the turkey has even begun to thaw in your refrigerator.  This is also a time of reflection on all the wonderful books we have read throughout the year and all the wonderful books we have read with our children.

Listed below are the 2016 Award Winning books for the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Georgia Children’s Book (Picture and Chapter) Award.

Caldecott Medal Winner

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, illustrated by  Sophie Blackall, written by Lindsay Mattick and published by Little, Brown and Company, an division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

Finding Winnie is an incredible account of the friendship and love shared between a soldier and the real bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. Blackall beautifully interprets this multi-dimensional family story through her distinctive Chinese ink and watercolor art, capturing intimate and historical details perfect for a child’s eye.
“Children will be enchanted by Winnie’s journey from the forests of Canada to the pages of the Hundred Acre Wood. Blackall offers a tour-de-force of visual storytelling,” said Caldecott Medal Committee Chair Rachel G. Payne.

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Newbery Medal Winner

Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson and published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.

CJ’s journey with his Nana is not just a simple bus ride; it is a multi-sensory experience through which he discovers that beautiful music, nature and people surround him.  CJ’s questions are familiar, and Nana answers him with gentle wisdom.  Right up until their arrival at the last stop on Market Street, Nana guides CJ to become “a better witness for what’s beautiful.”
“Read it aloud to someone. The use of language to elicit questions, to spark imagination and to make us laugh is at its best when spoken,” said Newbery Medal Committee Chair Ernie J. Cox.

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Georgia Children’s Book Award Winners

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