Monday, January 27, 2014

Youth Book Award Time!!

This morning at 5 am, the American Library Association announced its annual Youth Media Awards!  Numerous awards were handed out, including best picture book (Randolph Caldecott Medal), best beginning reader (Geisel Award), best young adult book (Michael L. Printz Award) and best book for children (John Newbery Medal).

Stop by your local library and check out one of these award-winners!!

For more ALA Youth Media Awards and more information, visit the Association for Library Services to Children's website here.

Award: Newbery Medal
Title: Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: K.G. Campbell
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Award: Caldecott Medal
Title: Locomotive
Author: Brian Floca
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Award: Geisel Award
Title: The Watermelon Seed
Author: Greg Pizzoli
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Award: Paula Belpré Award - Illustrations
Title: Niño Wrestles the World
Author: Yuri Morales
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Award: Paula Belpré Award - Text
Title: Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
Author: Meg Medina
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Award: Coretta Scott King - Illustrations
Title: Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me
Author: Daniel Beaty
Illustrator: Bryan Collier
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Award: Coretta Scott King - Text
Title: P.S. Be Eleven
Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
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Award: Sibert Medal
Title: Parrots Over Puerto Rico
Author: Susan L. Roth & Cindy Trumbore
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Award: Odyssey Award
Title: Scowler
Author: Daniel Kraus
Produced by: Listening Library
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Award: Printz Medal
Title: Midwinterblood
Author: Marcus Sedgwick
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