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2008 Award-Winning Books

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On Jan. 14, the American Library Association announced the winners of its 2008 Awards, including the highly prestigious Newbery and Caldecott Medals, given for excellence in children's literature and illustration, respectively. For the first time, the Caldecott went to a novel, Brian Selznick's "The Invention of Hugo Cabret." ("Hugo" was among Family.com's picks for the best children's books of 2007.)

Use this list of book picks the next time you go to the library.

Newbery Medal and Honors
The John Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the most distinguished contribution to children's literature.


Randolph Caldecott Medal and Honors
The Caldecott Medal is awarded each year to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Michael L. Printz Award and Honors
The Printz Award is given for excellence in young adult literature.

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award and Honors
The Geisel Award is given to the year's best beginning reader book.

The Odyssey Award and Honors
The Odyssey Award and Honors, for excellence in children's audiobooks, were given out for the first time this year.

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