Today, the American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books for children and young adults including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards!  Thank you ALA and this year's creative winners for making reading fun.


The winner of the 2014 John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature is:

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures written by Kate DiCamillo

The American Library Association also named four Newbery 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


The 2014 winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children is:

Locomotive  written and illustrated by Brian Floca

Three Caldecott Honor Books were also named:

  • Journey written and illustrated by Aaron Becker
  • Flora and the Flamingo written and illustrated by Molly Idle 


The 2014 Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults is:

P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia

Three Honor Books were also selected:

  • March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell
  • Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers
  • Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes


The 2014 winner of the Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award is:
Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me  illustrated by Bryan Collier and written by Daniel Beaty

One Illustrator Honor Book was selected:

Nelson Mandela illustrated and written by Kadir Nelson


Visit the American Library Association for a complete list of ALA's 2014 Youth Media Awards. 



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Debra Lemieux

If Then Creativity



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