Caldecott and Newbery 2017

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The John Newbery Medal award is for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature.  Enjoy reading one of 2017's award winner or try a Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children. Enjoy!


Carson Ellis
Description: Readers are invited to imagine the dramatic possibilities to be found in the natural world, even the humblest back garden. With detailed illustration and a playful invented language, we soon find ourselves speaking "Bug" ... Du iz tak? What is that?
Call Number: E Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2017
Carole Boston Weatherford, R. Gregory Christie, illustrator
Description: "As slaves relentlessly toiled in an unjust system in 19th century Louisiana, they all counted down the days until Sunday, when at least for half a day they were briefly able to congregate in Congo Square in New Orleans. Here they were free to set up an open market, sing, dance, and play music. They were free to forget their cares, their struggles, and their oppression. This story chronicles slaves' duties each day, from chopping logs on Mondays to baking bread on Wednesdays to plucking hens on Saturday, and builds to the freedom of Sundays and the special experience of an afternoon spent in Congo Square."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Wea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2017
Ashley Bryan
Description: "Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Bry
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2017
Vera Brosgol
Description: Grandmother wants so badly to be left alone to finish the knitting for her grandchildren that she leaves her tiny home and her big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting.
Call Number: E Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2017
Javaka Steptoe
Description: Presents the life of the artist, who was inspired as a child by a book of anatomy given to him by his mother after being injured in a car crash and who went on to become a celebrity in the art world before his early death at twenty-eight.
Call Number: JB Bas
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2017
Kelly Regan Barnhill
Description: Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. The witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle, unbeknowst to the people. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this enmagicked girl. and locks her magic deep inside her. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule--but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her--even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she's always known. -- Statement edited from publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2017
Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly, illustrator
Description: Crossing paths at an inn, thirteenth-century travelers impart the tales of a monastery oblate, a Jewish refugee, and a psychic peasant girl with a loyal greyhound, the three of whom join forces on a chase through France to escape persecution.
Call Number: J FIC Gid
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2017
Brendan Wenzel
Description: In simple, rhythmic prose and stylized pictures, a cat walks through the world, and all the other creatures see and acknowledge the cat.
Call Number: E Wen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2017
Lauren Wolk
Description: "Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what's right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Wol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2017
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Du Iz Tak?
Carson Ellis
E Ell
The Girl Who Drank The Moon
Kelly Regan Barnhill
J FIC Bar
Freedom In Congo Square
Carole Boston Weatherford, R. Gregory Christie, illustrator
E Wea
The Inquisitor's Tale, Or, The Three Magical Children And Their Holy Dog
Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly, illustrator
J FIC Gid
Freedom Over Me
Ashley Bryan
E Bry
They All Saw A Cat
Brendan Wenzel
E Wen
Leave Me Alone!
Vera Brosgol
E Bro
Wolf Hollow
Lauren Wolk
J FIC Wol
Radiant Child: The Story Of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Javaka Steptoe
JB Bas