Monday, January 27, 2014

Youth Media Awards


The American Library Association (ALA) announced the 2014 youth media awards today.

Books that we have in our library are listed below.  See the complete list of winners here and check our catalog (or here from mobile devices) to see which ones are available or reserve them.


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

Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.
 
Newbery Honor Book
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes





Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book for children:

Locomotive illustrated and written by Brian Floca
Learn what it was like to travel on the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s.

Caldecott Honor Book
Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle
Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner





Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book:

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
An endearing little crocodile accidentally swallows a watermelon seed and envisions worst-case scenarios, from vines sprouting from his ears to his crocodile skin turning pink

Geisel Honor Books
A Big Guy Took My Ball by Mo Willems
Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes





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



Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore
A combined history of the Puerto Rican parrot and the island of Puerto Rico, highlighting current efforts to save the Puerto Rican parrot by protecting and managing this endangered species

Sibert Honor Books
Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate
Locomotive by Brian Floca


 Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:


Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
Seven linked vignettes unfold on a Scandinavian island inhabited--throughout various time periods--by Vikings, vampires, ghosts, and a curiously powerful plant.