The 2009 Newbery and Caldecott awards

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For Immediate Release

April 14, 2009

ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, is releasing
“The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2009 Edition” by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). This annual guide covers the most distinguished American children’s literature and illustration. Librarians and teachers everywhere have come to rely on updated content for quick reference, collection and curriculum development and readers’ advisory. With a fresh look and format, locating information on the award-winning books is easier than ever before.   Â

For more than eight decades, librarians from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) have intensely scrutinized the children's books published each year, selecting the winning and honor books for the Newbery and Caldecott Awards. In addition, the ALSC division of the ALA is committed to creating a nation of readers, starting with the youngest. ALSC supports all those providing library services to children, including youth librarians, teachers, families, literature experts, publishers and child advocates.

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