2008 Caldecott and Seuss Awards

Medal Winners and Honor Books announced 1/14/08 . . .

  • Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:

  • Winner: The Invention of Hugo Cabret, illustrated by Brian Selznick. The book is published by Scholastic.

  • Four Caldecott Honor Books were named:

  • Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Ellen Levine, and published by Scholastic
  • First the Egg, illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, and published by Roaring Brook/Neal Porter
  • The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, illustrated and written by Peter S
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret  Cover Image
    $24.99
    ISBN: 9780439813785
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    Published: Scholastic Press - March 2007

    2008 Caldecott Medal Winner: ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message all come together...in The Invention of Hugo Cabret. This 526-page book is told in both words and pictures. The Invention of Hugo Cabret is not exactly a novel, and it's not quite a picture book, and it's not really a graphic novel, or a flip book, or a movie, but a combination of all these things. Each picture (there are nearly three hundred pages of pictures!) takes up an entire double page spread, and the story moves forward because you turn the pages to see the next moment unfold in front of you. Combining elements of picture book, graphic novel, and film, Caldecott Honor artist Selznick breaks open the novel form to create an entirely new reading experience in this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.


    Henry's Freedom Box Cover Image
    By Ellen Levine, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator), Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
    $17.99
    ISBN: 9780439777339
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    Published: Scholastic Press - January 2007

    First the Egg Cover Image
    $16.99
    ISBN: 9781596432727
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    Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 4th, 2007

    The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain Cover Image
    By Peter Sís, Peter Sís (Illustrator)
    $18.00
    ISBN: 9780374347017
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    Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - August 21st, 2007

    Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity Cover Image
    By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
    $17.99
    ISBN: 9781423102991
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    Published: Hyperion Books for Children - September 4th, 2007

    There is a Bird on Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Cover Image
    By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
    $9.99
    ISBN: 9781423106869
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    Published: Hyperion Books for Children - September 2007

    Hello, Bumblebee Bat Cover Image
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    ISBN: 9781570914645
    Availability: Special Order
    Published: Charlesbridge - July 2007

    Jazz Baby Cover Image
    By Lisa Wheeler, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)
    $17.99
    ISBN: 9780152025229
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    Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - November 2007

    Vulture View Cover Image
    By April Pulley Sayre, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator)
    $16.95
    ISBN: 9780805075571
    Availability: On Our Shelves Now
    Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 2nd, 2007