Writer Katherine Applegate and writer-illustrator Jon Klassen were the recipients of the Newbery Medal and the Caldecott Medal, respectively.
Fifty years after the publication of 'The Snowy Day' with its young African American protagonist, there's still a surprising lack of diversity in children's books.
The groundhog may have seen his shadow yesterday, but for those of us enduring a blizzard a week spring still seems a distant prospect. So instead of fighting winter, why not embrace it? Here are six inspiring reads to remind all of us of the awesome beauty – and perilous power – of the season.