Past Newbery, Caldecott and Legacy Banquet Acceptance Speeches

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The Newbery, Caldecott, Legacy Banquet is held in conjunction with the ALA Annual Meeting each year.  At this special event medal winning authors and illustrators are honored and make an acceptance speech for their winning titles.  These speeches are recorded by Weston Woods, use the links below to listen to some or all of the winning speeches from past winners.

About Weston Woods: 

Weston Woods is the premier resource for the finest in children's literature adapted into the audiovisual medium. Their DVD's, CD's, book/CD packages and digital audios and videos have helped beginning, reluctant, struggling, gifted and English as a Second language readers fall in love with books and reading. With over 400 productions, from classics like WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE to modern-day bestsellers, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.  

 

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2017  

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Listen to Kelly Barnhill's Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/11MB]

Listen to Javaka Steptoe's Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/9MB]

Listen to Nikki Grimes Wilder Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/6MB]  

 

Audio Speech Cover: 2016 Newbery, Caldecott and Wilder Acceptance Speeches2016 

Listen to Matt de la Peña's Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/24MB]

Listen to Sophie Blackall's Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/22MB]

Listen to Jerry Pinkney's Wilder Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/27MB]

 

2015Audio Speech Cover: 2015 Newbery,Caldecott and Wilder Acceptance Speeches

Listen to Kwame Alexander's Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/39MB]

Listen to Dan Santat's Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link Downloads MP3 Audio File/ 28MB]

Listen to Donald Crews Wilder Acceptance Speech [Link Downloads MP3 Audio File/ 19MB]

 

Audio Speech Cover: 2014 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches2014

Listen to Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/19MB]

Listen to Brian Floca's Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/ 18MB]

 

2013Audio Speech Cover: 2013 Newbery, Caldecott and Wilder Acceptance Speeches

Listen to Katherine Applegate's Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/26MB]

Listen to Jon Klassen's Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/16MB]

Listen to Katherine Paterson’s Wilder Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/16MB]

 

Audio Speech Cover: 2012 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches2012

Listen to Jack Gantos Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/30MB]

Listen to Chris Raschka's Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/29MB]

 

2011Audio Speech Cover: 2011 Newbery, Caldecott and Wilder Acceptance Speeches

Listen to Clare Vanderpool's Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/27MB]

Listen to Erin Stead's Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/18MB]

Listen to Tomie dePaola’s Wilder Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/24MB] 

 

Audio Speech Cover: 2010 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches2010

Listen to Rebecca Stead's Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/22MB]

Listen to Jerry Pinkney's Caldecott Award Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/20MB  

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2009Audio Speech Cover: 2009 Newbery, Caldecott and Wilder Acceptance Speeches

Listen to Neil Gaiman's Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/26MB]

Listen to Beth Krommes Calecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/19MB]

Listen to Ashley Bryan’s Wilder Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/14MB]

 

Audio Speech Cover: 2008 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches2008

Listen to Laura Amy Schlitz's Newberry Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/23MB]

Listen to Brian Selznick's Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/18MB]

 

2007Audio Speech Cover: 2007 Newbery, Caldecott and Wilder Acceptance Speeches

Listen to Susan Patron's Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/35MB]

Listen to David Wiesner's Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/26MB]

Watch video honoring James Marshall [Link downloads MP4 video file/283MB]

 

Audio Speech Cover: 2006 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches2006

Listen to Lynne Rae Perkins Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/18MB]

Listen to Chris Raschka's Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/26MB]

 

2005Audio Speech Cover: 2005 Newbery, Caldecott and Wilder Acceptance Speeches

Listen to Cynthia Kadohata's Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/33MB]

Listen to Kevin Henkes Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/22MB]

Listen to Laurence Yep’s Wilder Award Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/11MB]

 

Audio Speech Cover: 2004 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches2004

Listen to Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/16MB]

Listen to Mordicai Gerstein's Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/18MB

 

2003Audio Speech Cover: 2003 Newbery, Caldecott and Wilder Acceptance Speeches

Listen to Avi's Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/33MB]

Listen to Eric Rohmann's Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/ 21MB]

Listen to Eric Carle’s Wilder Award Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/15MB]

 

Audio Speech Cover: 2002 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches2002

Listen to Linda Sue Park’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/XXMB] -- Coming Soon!

Listen to David Wiesner's Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/29MB]

 

2001Audio Speech Cover: 2001 Newbery, Caldecott and Wilder Acceptance Speeches

Listen to Richard Peck’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/19MB]

Listen to David Small’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/21MB]

Listen to Milton Meltzer’s Wilder Award Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/17MB]

 

Audio Speech Cover: 2000 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches2000

Listen to Christopher Paul Curtis’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/32MB]

Listen to Simms Taback’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/20MB] 

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1999Audio Speech Cover: 1999 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches

Listen to Louis Sachar’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/28MB]

Listen to Mary Azarian’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/21MB]

 

Audio Speech Cover: 1998 Newbery, Caldecott and Wilder Acceptance Speeches1998

Listen to Karen Hesse’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/27MB]

Listen to Paul O. Zelinsky’s Caldecott Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/28MB]

Listen to Russell Freedman’s Wilder Award Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/16MB]

 

1997Audio Speech Cover: 1997 Newbery and Caldecott Wilder Acceptance Speeches

Listen to E.L. Konigsburg’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/34MB]

Listen to David Wisniewski’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/20MB]

 

Audio Speech Cover: 1996 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches1996

Listen to Karen Cushman’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/26MB]

Listen to Peggy Rathmann’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/10MB]

 

1995Audio Speech Cover: 1995 Newbery, Caldecott and Wilder Acceptance Speeches

Listen to Sharon Creech’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/28MB]

Listen to David Diaz’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/12MB]

Listen to Virginia Hamilton’s Wilder Award Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/20MB]

 

Audio Speech Cover: 1994 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches1994

Listen to Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/28MB]

Listen to Allen Say’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/17MB]

 

1993Audio Speech Cover: 1993 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches

Listen to Cynthia Rylant’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/15MB]

Listen to Emily Arnold McCully’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/21MB]

 

Audio Speech Cover: 1992 Newbery, Caldecott and Wilder Acceptance Speeches1992

Listen to Phyllis Reynolds Naylor’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/26MB]

Listen to David Wiesner’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/19MB]

Listen to Marcia Brown’s Wilder Award Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/36MB]

 

1991Audio Speech Cover: 1991 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches

Listen to Jerry Spinelli’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/22MB]

Listen to David Macaulay’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/32MB]

 

Audio Speech Cover: 1990 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches1990

Listen to Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/31MB]

Listen to Ed Young’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/18MB]

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1989Audio Speech Cover: 1989 Newbery and Wilder Acceptance Speeches

Listen to Paul Fleishchman’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/32MB]

Listen to Stephen Gammell’s Caldecott Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/XXMB]  --- Coming Soon!

Listen to Elizabeth George Speare’s Wilder Award Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/19MB]

 

Audio Speech Cover: 1988 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches1988

Listen to Russell Freedman’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/34MB]

Listen to John Schoenherr’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/8MB]

 

1987Audio Speech Cover: 1987 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches

Listen to Sid Fleischman’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/18MB]

Listen to Richard Egielski’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/7MB]

 

Audio Speech Cover: 1986 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches1986

Listen to Patricia MacLachlan’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/20MB]

Listen to Chris Van Allsburg’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/14MB]

Listen to Jean Fritz’s Wilder Award Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/XXMB] --- Coming Soon!

 

1985Audio Speech Cover: 1985 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches

Listen to Robin McKinley’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/31MB]

Listen to Trina Schart Hyman’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/38MB]

 

Audio Speech Cover: 1984 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches1984

Listen to Beverly Cleary’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/37MB]

Listen to Martin Provensen’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/16MB]

 

1983Audio Speech Cover: 1983 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches

Listen to Cynthia Voigt’s Newberry Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/30MB]

Listen to Marcia Brown’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/36MB]

Listen to Maurice Sendak’s Wilder Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/XXMB] --- Coming Soon!

 

Audio Speech Cover: 1982 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches1982

Listen to Nancy Willard’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/19MB]

Listen to Chris Van Allsburg’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/12MB]

 

1981Audio Speech Cover: 1981 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches

Listen to Katherine Paterson’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/38MB]

Listen to Arnold Lobel’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/19MB]

 

Audio Speech Cover: 1980 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches1980

Listen to Joan W. Blos Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/17MB]

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1979Audio Speech Cover: 1979 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches

Listen to Ellen Raskin’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/23MB]

Listen to Paul Goble’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/9MB]

 

Audio Speech Cover: 1978 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches1978

Listen to Katherine Paterson’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/25MB]

Listen to Peter Spier’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/21MB]

 

1977Audio Speech Cover: 1977 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches

 

Audio Speech Cover: 1976 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches1976

Listen to Susan Cooper’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/20MB]

Listen to Diane Dillon’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/16MB]

 

1973Audio Speech Cover: 1973 Newbery and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches

Listen to Jean Craighead George’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/40MB]

Listen to Blair Lent’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/13MB]

 

1971

Listen to Gail E. Haley's Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/XXMB]--- Coming Soon! 

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1968

Listen to E.L. Konigsburg Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/17MB]

Listen to Ed Emberley's Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/13MB]

 

1965

Listen to Maia Wojciechowska's Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/23MB]

Listen to Beni Montresor's Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/40MB]

 

1964

Listen to Emily Neville's Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/34MB]

Listen to Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/22MB]

 

1963

Listen to Madeleine L'Engle's Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/20MB]

Listen to Ezra Jack Keats Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/16MB]

 

1962

Listen to Elizabeth George Speare's Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/20MB]

Listen to Marcia Brown's Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/23MB]

 

1960

Listen to Joseph Krumgold's Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/23MB]

Listen to Marie Hall Ets Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/13MB]

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1948

Listen to Roger Duvoisin's Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/8MB]

 

1945

Listen to Robert Lawson's Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/23MB]

Listen to Elizabeth Orton Jones Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/9MB]