The winners of two of the most prestigious honors for excellence in children’s books were announced today: Kate DiCamillo won the Newbery Medal for Flora & Ulysses, which was illustrated by K.G. Campbell, while Brian Floca received the Caldecott for Locomotive. The medals, awarded annually by the American Library Association, honor the best of the best in children’s literature. [NPR]
In other book news….
Sorry, Mick Jagger fans– as much as you may want to see the Rolling Stones frontman pen a memoir, that’s not something that will happen anytime soon — if ever. “If someone wants to know what I did in 1965, they can look it up on Wikipedia without spending any money,” the rock star told The Hollywood Reporter recently. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Chang-rae Lee, author of On Such a Full Sea, opened up in a Q&A with The New York Times, where he talked about what he’s currently reading, what he read in college, and how his popular novel came together. [NY Times]
Happy birthday, Lewis Carroll! In honor of the Alice in Wonderland author, take this quiz and see how much you know about man best known for bringing Alice and the White Rabbit into our lives.