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2013 Newbery Award

cover of bookWINNER:
The One and Only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
cover of bookHONOR BOOK:
Splendors and Glooms
by Laura Amy Schlitz
When Clara vanishes after the puppeteer Grisini and two orphaned assistants were at her twelfth birthday party, suspicion of kidnapping chases the trio away from London and soon the two orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it is too late.
cover of bookHONOR BOOK:
Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
by Steve Sheinkin
In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb
cover of bookHONOR BOOK:
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a café and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.

2013 Caldecott Award

cover of bookWINNER:
This Is Not My Hat
illustrated and written by Jon Klassen
A tiny minnow wearing a pale blue bowler hat has a thing or two up his fins in this underwater light-on-dark chase scene.
cover of bookHONOR BOOK:
Creepy Carrots!
illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron Reynolds
The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.
cover of bookHONOR BOOK:
Extra Yarn
illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett
With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.
cover of bookHONOR BOOK:
illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the many shades of the color green.
cover of bookHONOR BOOK:
One Cool Friend
illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo
Elliot, a very proper young man, feels a kinship with the penguins at the aquarium and wants to take one home with him.
cover of bookHONOR BOOK:
Sleep Like A Tiger
illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Mary Logue
At bedtime a young girl asks "Does everything in the world go to sleep?"
Past Caldecott Medal and Honor books, 1938 - present.
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