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ALA Announces Award Winners for 2014!

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia on January 28th.  View the complete press release.

Titles that the library holds in its collection (or soon will be!) are marked with an *.

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:

Winner: “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures*,” written by Kate DiCamillo.

Honor Books:

  • “Doll Bones*,” written by Holly Black.
  • “The Year of Billy Miller*,” written by Kevin Henkes.
  • “One Came Home*,” written by Amy Timberlake.
  • “Paperboy*,” written by Vince Vawter.

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

Winner: “P.S. Be Eleven*,” written by Rita Williams-Garcia.

Honor Books:

  • “March: Book On*e,” written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell.
  • “Darius & Twig*,” written by Walter Dean Myers.
  • “Words with Wings*,” written by Nikki Grimes.

Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience:

Winner of the middle-school (ages 11-13) award:

“Handbook for Dragon Slayers*,” written by Merrie Haskell.

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children:

Winner:  “Parrots over Puerto Rico*,” written by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore, and illustrated by Susan L. Roth.

Honor Books:

  • “A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin*,” written by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
  • “Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard*,” written and illustrated by Annette LeBlanc Cate.
  • “Locomotive*,” written and illustrated by Brian Floca.
  • “The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius*,” written by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan.

Updated 2/27/2014