2013 Newbery Winner Announced!


The One And Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate 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:

Discover more info on the Newbery Awards.


Author Bio:

Paula Hess is a Brisbane Library Intern and wanted a pet gorilla when she was 7.

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