Monday, January 26, 2009

And the Caldecott Winners Are...

Cover of The House in the Night
Illustrations by Beth Krommes
2009 Caldecott Medal Winner

HUGE congratulations to children's book illustrator Beth Krommes for receiving the 2009 Caldecott Medal for The House in the Night!! Beth, we are so very excited for you, and so very proud of you! We always knew this was a special book, with it's beautiful and sophisticated black, white, and golden scratchboard images!

Dark in the Song
From The House in the Night
Illustrations by Beth Krommes

Check out one of Beth's award-winning illustrations above, and see more of her beautiful scratchboard and wood engravings on our website.

Cover of A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams
Illustrations by Melissa Sweet
2009 Caldecott Honor Book

Another HUGE congratulations goes to Melissa Sweet, who's illustrations for A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams have earned her a Caldecott Honor Book Award!! Melissa, your illustrations for this book are inspired and gorgeous - keep up the great work!

You can also check out more of Melissa's fun and whimsical work on our website.

The Caldecott Medal is the most prestigious award for an illustrator. One is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children for the most distinguished American picture book published that year. Both talented recipients were participants in Chemers Gallery's 17th Annual Children's Book Illustrators' Show & Signing in 2008.

Other names of note include:

Holly Meade, one of our 2008 Children's Book Illustrators, won a Caldecott Honor in 1997 for her book Hush! A Thai Lullaby.

Mordicai Gerstein, one of our 2007 Children's Book Illustrators, won a Caldecott Medal in 2004 for The Man Who Walked Between the Towers.

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