Jon Klassen’s This is Not My Hat is Candlewick Press’s first Caldecott Medal winner! The award is for the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. (HC: 978-0-7636-5599-0, $15.99)
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz is a Newbery Honor, a most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. (HC: 978-0-7636-53804, e-book: 978-0-7636-6246-2, $17.99)
Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell has received a Geisel Honor award, amost distinguished American book for beginning readers. (HC: 978-0-7636-5475-7, $14.99)
October Mourning by Lesléa Newman is a Stonewall Book Honor for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/ transgendered experience. (HC: 978-0-7636-5807-6, $15.99, also available in audio)
Katherine Paterson has been awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder award. The award honors an author or an illustrator whose books published in the US have made over a period of years a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.
Her Candlewick book, The Flint Heart, she co-authored with her husband, John Paterson (HC: 978-0-7636-4712-4, $19.99; PB: 978-0-7636-6243-1, $9.99)