As part of its annual mid-winter meeting, the American Library Association announces the annual list of youth media awards. These awards are recognized worldwide and include the prestigious Newbery and Caldecott awards. They help parents, educators and librarians with selecting the best reading materials for children and young adults.
So without further ado…here are the winners for 2014!
* John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to Children’s Literature – Flora and Ulysses : The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo.
* Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picturebook for children – Locomotive illustrated by Brian Floca.
* Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished book for beginning readers – The Watermelon Seed written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli.
* Coretta Scott King book Award recognising an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults.
– P.S.Be Eleven written by Rita Williams-Garcia
– Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me illustrated by Brian Collier.
* Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults – Midwinterblood written by Marcus Sedgwick.
* Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children – Parrots Over Puerto Rico written by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore, illustrated by Susan L. Roth.
Click here for the full list of Youth Media Award winners, and if you click on each of the images above you can find out more about each of the award winning titles.
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Congratulations to all of today’s winners!