Newbery Medal: “The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate.
Caldecott Medal: “This Is Not My Hat” written and illustrated by Jon Klassen.
Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award: “Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America” by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney.
Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award: “I, Too, Am American” illustrated by Bryan Collier.
Printz Award: “In Darkness” by Nick Lake.
This list comes just in time for Palm Desert Library’s grand re-opening, scheduled for January 31.
There are several valley libraries, all with programs for children.
Palm Springs Library; 300 South Sunrise Way; www.palmspringslibrary.org
Cathedral City Library; 33520 Date Palm Drive; www.rivlib.info
Rancho Mirage Library; 71-100 Highway 111; www.ranchomiragelibrary.org
Palm Desert Library; 73300 Fred Waring Drive; www.rivlib.info
La Quinta Library; 78275 Calle Tampico; www.rivlib.info
Indio Library; 200 Civic Center Mall; www.rivlib.info