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Caldecott, Newbery Medals awarded by American Library Assn.
Caldecott, Newbery Medals awarded by American Library Assn.

The American Library Assn. announced its 2013 book award winners Monday at its annual national conference, held this year in Seattle. While the best-known awards are the John Newbery Medal and the Caledecott Medal, there are dozens of awards, each of which helps librarians bring excellent books to the attention of young readers and their parents. The Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children was awarded to "This Is Not My Hat," written and illustrated by Jon Klassen. Authors are not involved in the ALA ceremony -- instead, the awards committees are acknowledged by the presenters -- but back in October, The Times spoke with Klassen....

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