2013 Newbery Winner Announced!
Each year, the American Library Association recognizes the author of the most distinguished American picture book for children. And this year’s Newbery winner is … drum roll, please: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Be sure to place a hold on this title, a poignant tale of Ivan, a gorilla living a lonely existence in a strip mall, until Ruby, a baby elephant joins the exhibit.
Three titles were named Newbery Honor Books:
- Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
- Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
- Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage.
Discover more info on the Newbery Awards.
Paula Hess is a Brisbane Library Intern and wanted a pet gorilla when she was 7.