2014 ALA Children's Literature Award-Winners
2014 ALA Children's Literature Award-Winners
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, written by Kate DiCamillo, is the 2014 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Candlewick Press.
Four Newbery Honor Books also were named: Doll Bones, written by Holly Black and published by Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division; The Year of Billy Miller, written by Kevin Henkes and published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; One Came Home, written by Amy Timberlake and published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc.; and Paperboy, written by Vince Vawter and published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc.
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:
Locomotive, illustrated by Brian Floca, is the 2014 Caldecott Medal winner. The book was written by Brian Floca and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.
Three Caldecott Honor Books also were named: “Journey,” written and illustrated by Aaron Becker and published by Candlewick Press; “Flora and the Flamingo,” written and illustrated by Molly Idle and published by Chronicle Books LLC; and “Mr. Wuffles!” written and illustrated by David Wiesner and published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults:
P.S. Be Eleven, written by Rita Williams-Garcia, is the King Author Book winner. The book is published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
Three King Author Honor Books were selected: March: Book One, written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell, and published by Top Shelf Productions; Darius & Twig, written by Walter Dean Myers and published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; and Words with Wings, written by Nikki Grimes and published by WordSong, an imprint of Highlights.
Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award:
Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me, illustrated by Bryan Collier, is the King Illustrator Book winner. The book was written by Daniel Beaty and published by Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group.
One King Illustrator Honor Book was selected: Nelson Mandela, illustrated and written by Kadir Nelson and published by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award:
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop, illustrated by Theodore Taylor III, is the Steptoe winner. The book is published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership.
Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement:
Authors Patricia and Researcher Fredrick McKissack are the winners of the Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award is presented in even years to an African American author, illustrator or author/illustrator for a body of his or her published books for children and/or young adults, and who has made a significant and lasting literary contribution.
Patricia McKissack and her late husband Fredrick McKissack, both natives of Tennessee, began their writing and research partnership in the 1980′s.Their subject matter from family-based folklore to nonfiction titles, are scholarly researched and written with accurate, authentic text, creating a cultural transmission of history. Their immense range of topics are informative, readable and enjoyable, covering accounts from slavery days to biographical studies of noted men and women in African American history past and present.
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
Midwinterblood, written by Marcus Sedgwick, is the 2014 Printz Award winner. The book is published by Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.
Four Printz Honor Books also were named: Eleanor & Park, written by Rainbow Rowell and published by St. Martin’s Griffin (Macmillan); Kingdom of Little Wounds, written by Susann Cokal and published by Candlewick Press; Maggot Moon, written by Sally Gardner, illustrated by Julian Crouch and published by Candlewick Press; and Navigating Early, written by Clare Vanderpool and published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House LLC, Penguin Random House Company.
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin,written by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet and published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc. wins the award for children ages 0 to 10.
Handbook for Dragon Slayers, written by Merrie Haskell and published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, is the winner of the middle-school (ages 11-13) award.
The teen (ages 13-18) award winner is Rose under Fire, written by Elizabeth Wein and published by Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group.
Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences:
Brewster, written by Mark Slouka and published by W. W. Norton & Company
The Death of Bees, written by Lisa O’Donnell and published by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Golden Boy: A Novel, written by Abigail Tarttelin and published by ATRIA Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Help for the Haunted, written by John Searles and published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Lexicon: A Novel, written by Max Barry and published by The Penguin Group, Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
Lives of Tao, written by Wesley Chu and published by Angry Robot, a member of the Osprey Group
Mother, Mother: A Novel, written by Koren Zailckas and published by Crown Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
Relish, written by Lucy Knisley and published by First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership
The Sea of Tranquility: A Novel, written by Katja Millay and published by ATRIA Paperback, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
The Universe Versus Alex Woods, written by Gavin Extence and published by Redhook Books, an imprint of Orbit, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video:
Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard of Weston Woods Studios, Inc., producers of Bink & Gollie: Two for One, are the Carnegie Medal winners. The video’s cast is anchored by Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome, with music by David Mansfield. Tony Fucile’s artwork is brilliantly brought to life by Chuck Gammage Animation.
Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults:
Markus Zusak is the 2014 Edwards Award winner. His books include: The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger, published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, and Getting the Girl and Fighting Ruben Wolfe, published by Arthur A. Levine, an imprint of Scholastic.
May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award recognizing an author, critic, librarian, historian or teacher of children’s literature, who then presents a lecture at a winning host site:
Brian Selznick will deliver the 2015 lecture.
Author and illustrator Brian Selznick graduated from Rhode Island School of Design intending to be a set designer for the theater, but a stint at Eeyore’s children’s bookstore in New York City changed his mind and his first book was published while working there. He left to pursue a full-time career in children’s book illustration, but he still designs theater sets and is a professional puppeteer. Among his award-winning works are illustrations for two Sibert Honor Books and a Caldecott Honor Book. His groundbreaking The Invention of Hugo Cabret was awarded the 2008 Caldecott Medal.
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