Welcome to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Children's Room!

Ms. Clara Webber was the first children's librarian of Pomona Public Library. A long time correspondent with Mrs. Laura Ingalls Wilder, she was instrumental in having the Children's Room named in honor of Mrs. Wilder on May 25, 1950. Today, we house the original hand written manuscript for the novel Little Town on the Prairie. Every February, we host the Laura Ingalls Wilder Sociable in honor of Mrs. Wilder's February 7th birthday.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Newbery and Caldecott Winners, 2011

Good Tuesday, young Pomonans! The American Library Association announced the Newbery and Caldecott Winners and Honor books. Here are the winners:

Newbery Medal:

"Moon Over Manifest" written by Clare Vanderpool, published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc.

Newbery Honor Books:

"Turtle in Paradise" written by Jennifer L. Holm, published by Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc.

"Heart of a Samurai" written by Margi Preus, published by Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams.

"Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night" written by Joyce Sidman, Illustrated by Rick Allen, published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

"One Crazy Summer" written by Rita Williams-Garcia, published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Caldecott Medal

"A Sick Day for Amos McGee" illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Phillip C. Stead, a Neal Porter Book, published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing

Caldecott Honor Books

"Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave" Illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

"Interrupting Chicken" Illustrated and written by David Ezra Stein, published by Candlewick Press.

There you have it! The Newberry and Caldecott medal winners are the highest awards given to children's literature in the United States. It is truly an honor to be awarded this prize.

We do not have these in at the moment. They have been ordered and should be here in the next several weeks. Congratulations to the winners!

Joke of the day: Why did John walk backwards to school?
Answer: It was back to school day! ;)

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