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.
- “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.
- “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.
- “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.