Monday, January 27, 2014

Award Winners!

Today The American Library Association announced the 2014 awards for the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults – including the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, Coretta Scott King(s), and the Geisel Award.

And the big winners are as follows:

The winner of the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature is:

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo

Four Newbery Honor Books were also selected:

Doll Bones,” by Holly Black

The Year of Billy Miller,” by Kevin Henkes

One Came Home,” by Amy Timberlake

Paperboy,” written by Vince Vawter

The winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children is:

Locomotive,” written and illustrated by Brian Floca

Three Caldecott Honor Books also were also selected:

Journey,” written and illustrated by Aaron Becker

Flora and the Flamingo,” written and illustrated by Molly Idle

Mr. Wuffles!” written and illustrated by David Wiesner

The winner of the Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults is:

P.S. Be Eleven,” by Rita Williams-Garcia

Three Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books were also selected:

March: Book One,” by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

Darius & Twig,” by Walter Dean Myers

Words with Wings,” by Nikki Grimes

The winner of the Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award is:

Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me,” illustrated by Bryan Collier and  written by Daniel Beaty

One Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book was also selected:

Nelson Mandela,” illustrated and written by Kadir Nelson

The winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults is:

Midwinterblood,” by Marcus Sedgwick

Four Printz Honor Books also were also selected:

Eleanor & Park,” by Rainbow Rowell

Maggot Moon,” by Sally Gardner

Kingdom of Little Wounds” by Susann Cokal

Navigating Early,” by Clare Vanderpool

The winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished book for beginning readers is:

The Watermelon Seed,” written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli, is the Geisel Award winner.

Three Geisel Honor Books were also selected:

Ball,” by Mary Sullivan

A Big Guy Took My Ball!” by Mo Willems

Penny and Her Marble,” by Kevin Henkes

For more information on the rest of the ALA youth media awards and notables (there are lots!), visit the ALA's Youth Media Awards official announcement.

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