Well, we didn't do too well in our predictions of Newbery and Caldecott winners this year. We gave the Caldecott to Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen. In real life Sam and Dave were a Caldecott honor book but the winner was The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat.
We chose Brown Girl Dreaming for our Newbery winner and, although it won the Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award and was a Robert F. Siebert honor book, it was also only a Newbery honor book as well. The Newbery winner was The Crossover by Kwame Alexander.
Other award winners for 2015 were:
Coretta Scot King (Illustrator) Book Award-- Firebird by Misty Copeland, illustrated by Christopher Myers.
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award--When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds
Michael L Printz Award--I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Schneider Family Book Award--A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz
Laura Ingall Wilder Award--Donald Crews
Mildred L. Batchelder Award--Mikis and the Donkey by Bibi Dumon Talk, translated by Laura Watkinson
Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award--Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales
Pura Belpré (Author) Award--I Lived on Butterfly HIll by Marjorie Agosin
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award--The Right Word: Roget and His Theasaurus by Jen Bryant
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award--You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang