Huge congratulations to Dan Santat and my favorite picture book of the year The Adventures of Beekle for winning the Caldecott Medal! And this is why I love Twitter:
This is what having lunch with a newly minted Caldecott medalist looks like. @dsantat #alayma pic.twitter.com/q5oawGzolR
— Lisa Yee (@LisaYee1) February 2, 2015
One Caldecott winner and SIX honors! Six! Can you tell I'm excited? Here they are:
Nana in the City written and illustrated by Lauren Castillo
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art illustrated by Mary GrandPré, written by Barb Rosenstock
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett
Viva Frida written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant
This One Summer illustrated by Jillian Tamaki, written by Mariko Tamaki
Sadly, we only have Sam & Dave in the LS Library, but we will definitely put the others at the top of our list for next year. Well, except for This One Summer, which is a young adult graphic novel - and a fantastic one at that! - about a teen girl's summer at the beach with her family.
For the complete list of awards and award-winners, check out the official press release here.