Every winter children’s librarians anxiously anticipate the announcement of the premier awards given to citizens or residents of the United States: otherwise known as Newbery & Caldecott Awards.
This year’s winners are: “The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate (Newbery Medal for the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published by an American publisher) and “This is Not My Hat” by Jon Klassen (Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children).
I’m happy to report that you can find copies of both books at the Gardiner Public Library. Unfortunately since they were purchased earlier in the year our copies are lacking the wonderful gold seal that distinguishes them as winners.
Many wonderful new fiction and non-fiction books are added to the collections every month. The majority of these selections are chosen because of the excellent reviews they received from professional reviewers.
Come in to the Gardiner Public Library to enjoy our many “winning” books.
Charlene Wagner, Children’s Librarian