The Newbery and the Caldecott awards are the most anticipated of the annual prizes given out by the American Library Association for young adult and children’s literature.
Basically the difference in the two awards is that one is for illustrations (Caldecott), while the other is for literature (Newbery). ... Created in 1922, the Newbery Medal is also awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year.
Newbery and Caldecott books are shelved in the Early Childhood Sections at Rowan-Cabarrus North and South Campus.
The Randolph Caldecott Medal annually recognizes the preceding year's "most distinguished American picture book for children", beginning with 1937 publications. It is awarded to the illustrator by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
The Undefeated, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Kwame Alexander and published by Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Bear Came Along, illustrated by LeUyen Pham, written by Richard T. Morris, and published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
“Oh, what a ride!” After tumbling into a river, Bear is swept into an epic journey, collecting woodland companions along the way. The river comes to life with Pham’s energetic lines, a gradual increase of vivid color, and surprising page turns to form a rollicking adventure and bonding connections.
Double Bass Blues, illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez, written by Andrea J. Loney, and published by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House Children’s Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books.
Ignited by an electrifying snap of the string bass, Nic navigates between the symphony of two worlds: music and community. Syncopated rhythms, musical harmony and familial love are vibrantly expressed through riotous color, dynamic lines, and kinetic movement. This inventive composition visually illuminates the auditory experience that is the blues.
Going Down Home With Daddy, illustrated by Daniel Minter, written by Kelly Starling Lyons, and published by Peachtree Publishing Company Inc.
An African American family reunion gives a boy a chance to connect to his vibrant roots.
"Reading is the most fundamental skill taught in school. Research, however, shows that exposing students to outside literature is more likely to promote a love of reading that will last for a lifetime. Newbery Award books provide a variety of themes and thought-provoking topics appropriate for classroom use. Teachers assume the role of exposing students to quality literature to promote not only academic growth but also the desire to become a lifelong reader."
Ricksecker, R. E. (n.d.). Irresistable Children’s Literature: The Benefits of Integrating Newbery Award Books into the Curriculum(Unpublished master's thesis). Liberty University.
The Undefeated, written by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, and published by Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Scary Stories for Young Foxes, written by Christian McKay Heidicker, illustrated by Junyi Wu, and published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.
Other Words for Home, written by Jasmine Warga, published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
Genesis Begins Again, written by Alicia D. Williams, published by Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing