Tuesday, January 28, 2003

List of children's book award winners

Here is the complete list of winners of the 2003 John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott medals, and Coretta Scott King Awards:

Newbery Medal

Winner: Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi (Hyperion Books for Children).

Honor Books: The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster); Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff (Wendy Lamb Books/Random House Children's Books); Hoot by Carl Hiaasen (Alfred A. Knopf/Random House); A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin (Scholastic Inc.); Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan (HarperCollins Children's Books).

Caldecott Medal

Winner: My Friend Rabbit, illustrated and written by Eric Rohmann (Roaring Brook Press/The Millbrook Press).

Honor Books: The Spider and the Fly, illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi, written by Mary Howitt (Simon & Schuster); Hondo & Fabian, illustrated and written by Peter McCarty (Henry Holt & Co. Books for Young Readers); Noah's Ark illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney (SeaStar/North-South Books Inc.).

King Author Award

Winner: Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes (Dial Books for Young Readers).

Honor Books: Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Bessie Coleman written by Ms. Grimes, illustrated by E.B. Lewis (Orchard/Scholastic, Inc.); Red Rose Box by Brenda Woods (G.P. Putnam's Sons).

King Illustrator Award

Winner: Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Bessie Coleman, illustrated by E.B. Lewis, written by Nikki Grimes (Orchard/Scholastic Inc.).

Honor Books: Rap A Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles - Think of That illustrated and written by Leo and Diane Dillon (Blue Sky Press/Scholastic Inc.); Visiting Langston, illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Willie Perdomo (Henry Holt & Co.).

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