And the winners are

Caldecott: Beth Krommes for The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson (Houghton Mifflin).  I'm delighted that this book won the Caldecott.  Here's what I said about it in a post from last November:  "It's a beautiful bedtime book, based on a cumulative poem found in The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book. I love the way the marigold highlights objects that are familiar yet fascinating to a preschooler--a key, a book, a bird, the moon."  My favorite honor book this year is Uri Shulevitz's How I Learned Geography (FSG); post forthcoming.

Newbery: Neil Gaiman for The Graveyard Book, illustrated by Dave McKean (HarperCollins).  I'm also delighted that this book won the Newbery!  I read it last week and put it on my list of favorites; it was the only one on my list to be recognized by the committee.  Of the honor books, I'm reading Margarita Engle's The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom first.  Although it won the Pura Belpre Medal for writing today, too, I think I can safely say that it appeared on no one's Newbery shortlist.

Congratulations! And reactions?