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ALA Awards for 2014 - The Newbery, the Caldecott and more: Kate Di Camillo and Brian Floca take top honors!

Flora & Ulysses: The Illustrated Adventures 
by Kate Di Camillo, illustrated by K.G. Campbell. You can read my review here.


One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
I've had this book for a while now, review to come! 

The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes

Doll Bones by Holly Black
I have wanted to read this for a while now, review to come!

Paperboy by Vince Vawter

Locomotive by Brian Floca

Journey by Aaron Becker
Read my review here.

Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner
Read my review here.

Flora & the Flamingo by Molly Idle
Read my review here.

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli. Review to come!

Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes 
Read my review here.

Ball by Mary Sullivan

A Big Guy Stole My Ball by Mo Willems. 
Read my review of the Elephant & Piggie books here.

This award is a new addition to the American Library Association’s Media Youth Awards. The award is donated by Dr. Katherine Schneider, and honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. 

A Splash of Red: The Life and Times of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell
I've had this book for a while now, review to come! 

This award recognizes outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Frederick and Patricia McKissack

New Talent Award
Theodore Taylor III

Author Winner
P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Garcia Williams
Read my review here.

Author Honors
March: Book 1 by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers

Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes

Illustrator Winner
Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty, illustrated by Brian Collier

Illustrator Honors
Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson

This award is for a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience with an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

Author Winner
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina

 Author Honors
The Living by Matt de la Peña 
Review to come!

The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle

 Illustrator Winner
Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales

Illustrator Honors

Maria Had a Little Llama by Angela Dominguez

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale by Duncan Tonatiuth

Tito Puente mambo King by Monica Brown, illustrated by Rafael Lopez

This award honors an author as well as a specific body or his/her work that has proven popular over a period of time.  It recognizes an author's work in helping adolescents become aware of themselves and addressing questions about their role and importance in relationships, society and the world.

This award is given to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in Young Adult Literature.

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgewick

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool 
winner of the Newbery for Moon Over Manifest in 2011.

Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner

The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal

Eleanor & Park by Eleanor Rowell
Read my review of this amazing book here.

 This award is presented to English language books that have exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered experience.

Fat Angie by EE Charlton-Trujillo

two boys kissing by David Levithan
I just finished reviewing this stunning book, which Rainbow Rowell recommended here  last year.

Better Nate than Ever by Tim Federle

Branded by the Pink Triangle 
by Ken Setterington

This award goes to the producer of the best audio book produced for children and/or young adults, available in English, in the United States.

Scowler by Daniel Kraus, narrated by Kirby Heybourne, 
produced by Listening Library

Eleanor & Park by Eleanor Rowell, narrated by Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Mahotra,
produced by Listening Library, an imprint of Random House

Matilda by Roald Dahl, narrated by Kate Winslet, 
produced by Penguin Audio

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds, narrated by James Naughton,
produced by Weston Woods

Better Nate than Ever by Tim Federle, narrated by Tim Federle, 
produced by Simon & Schuster Audio

Award is for Outstanding Children's Books originally published in a Language other than English.

The Winner

Mister Orange by Truss Matti

My Father's Arms Are a Boat by Stein Erik Lunde and Øyvind Torster, translated by Kari Dickson

The Bathing Costume by Charlotte Moundic, illustrated by Olivier Tallec, translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick

The War Within these Walls by Aline Sax, translated by Laura Watkinson

Robert F. Siebert Informational Medal
Parrots over Puerto Rico by Cindy Kane and Susan Roth

Locomotive by Brian Floca

The Mad Potter: George E. Orr Eccentric Genius by Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan

Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Back Yard by Annette LeBlanc Cate

A Splash of Red: The Life and Times of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing.

RELISH: My Life in the Kitchen
a graphic novel by Lucy Kinsey

Help for the Haunted by John Searles

The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell

Lexicon by Max Berry

The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas

Brewster: A Novel by Mark Slouka

The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu

Golden  Boy by Abigail Tarttelin

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay


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