John Newbery Award
"The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." - ALA
written by Kate DiCamillo and published by Candlewick Press
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, written by Kate DiCamillo and published by Candlewick Press
Comic book fan and natural-born cynic Flora Belle Buckman and Ulysses, a flying, superhero, poetry-writing squirrel, join forces to overcome Ulysses’ arch-nemesis, Flora’s mother and encounter a quirky cast of characters. Through poignant, laugh-out-loud episodes, this homage to comic books is a testament to the power of love.
Some of my favorites from Kate DiCamillo are: Because of Winn Dixie, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Magician's Elephant, Great Joy, the Mercy Watson series and the Bink & Gollie series.