2014 Newbery & Caldecott Award Winners and more!

The 2014 Youth Media Awards were announced from Philadelphia this morning, and there are some amazing books on the list! Here is a quick recap.

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

Winner: Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
Honor Books: 
Doll Bones by Holly Black
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
Paperboy by Vince Vawter

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:

Winner: Locomotive written and illustrated by Brian Floca
Honor Books:
Journey written and illustrated by Aaron Becker
Flora and the Flamingo written and illustrated by Molly Idle
Mr. Wuffles written and illustrated by David Wiesner

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

Winner: The Watermelon Seed written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli
Honor Books:
Ball written and illustrated by Mary Sullivan
A Big Guy Took My Ball! written and illustrated by Mo Willems
Penny and Her Marble written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes

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

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

Winner: P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia
Honor Books:
March: Book One 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

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

Winner: Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me  illustrated by Bryan Collier and written by Daniel Beaty
Honor Book:
Nelson Mandela illustrated and written by Kadir Nelson

Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award honoring a Latino illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience:

Winner: Niño Wrestles the World written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales
Honor Books:
Maria Had a Little Llama / María Tenía una Llamita illustrated and written by Angela Dominguez
Tito Puente: Mambo King / Rey del Mambo illustrated by Rafael López, written by Monica Brown
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale illustrated and written by Duncan Tonatiuh

Pura Belpré (Author) Award honoring a Latino writer whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience:

Winner: Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass written by Meg Medina
Honor Books:
The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist written by Margarita Engle
The Living  written by Matt de la Peña
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

Stonewall Book Award – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit for children or teens relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience:

Winners:
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children written by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
Fat Angie written by e. E. Charlton-Trujillo
Honor Books:
Better Nate Than Ever written by Tim Federle
Branded by the Pink Triangle written by Ken Setterington
Two Boys Kissing written by David Levithan

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