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GalleyCat Exclusive: NY Times Unveils 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year List

unnamedThe New York Times Book Review has unveiled its annual list of the “10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books” of the year.

Shelf Awareness children’s editor Jennifer M. Brown, Caldecott Medal-winning artist Brian Floca, and Caldecott Medal recipient Jerry Pinkney sat on this year’s judging panel. See the complete list below.

Here’s more from the press release: “Since 1952, the Book Review has convened an independent panel of three judges from the world of children’s literature to select picture books on the basis of artistic merit. Each year, judges choose from among thousands of picture books for what is the only annual award of its kind. Lists of past winners of the Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award can be found on NYTimes.com/Books, along with a slide show of this year’s winners.”

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The Eric Carle Museum Reveals Carle Honors Winners

ericcarleThe Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has revealed the honorees for the 2014 Carle Honors.  The honor pays tribute to four different children’s creators.

Françoise Mouly, publisher and editorial director for TOON Books and art editor of The New Yorker won the “Bridge” honor. Jerry Pinkney, Children’s book illustrator was honored with the “Artist” honor. Children’s librarian Henrietta Smith was given the “Mentor” honor. Reach Out and Read, which is represented by Brian Gallagher and Dr. Perri Klass, was honored with the “Angel” honor for the efforts in early literacy.

The organization will host its ninth annual awards ceremony in New York to celebrate the honors


Jim Carrey, David Weisner & Jerry Pinkney Get Booked

rolandHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

Heidi Boghosian will headline a conversation event about her new book, Spying on Democracy, at the Hillside Club. Join in on Tuesday, October 1st starting 8 p.m. (Berkeley, CA)

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2010 Indies Choice Book Awards Winners

dgrann.jpgHonoring “the spirit of independent bookstores nationwide,” the American Booksellers Association (ABA) revealed the winners of the 2010 Indies Choice Book Awards. New Yorker staff writer David Grann (pictured, via) won the nonfiction award.

The rest of the 2010 Book of the Year winners were:
Adult Fiction: Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese (Knopf)
Adult Debut: The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam)
Young Adult: Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
Middle Reader: When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books)
New Picture Book: The Lion and the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney (Little, Brown)

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“When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead Wins 2010 Newbery Medal

stead23.pngWhen You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead won the 2010 Newbery Medal yesterday. The book follows the adventures of a twelve-year-old girl who “encounters shifting friendships, a sudden punch, a strange homeless man and mysterious notes that hint at knowledge of the future.”

The American Library Association announced the awards yesterday. In addition, four books were named Newbery Honor Books: “Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice” by Phillip Hoose, “The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate” by Jacqueline Kelly, “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” by Grace Lin, and “The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg” by Rodman Philbrick.

Finally, the Caldecott Medal went to “The Lion and the Mouse” illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney. Follow this link for a complete list of winners.