Caldecott, Newbery and More 2015 Winners!

Caldecott, Newbery and More 2015 Winners!

The live webcast is here. Here are the winners and honor books! Of couse, my big question that I have asked goes unanswered is: Why isn’t APALA at the ALA party? Where are the best Asian American books for kids and teens? APALA is an affiliate of the ALA (American Library Association). They are announcing at the same place on the same day. And yet, their award is not included in the ALA event nor on the ALA awards page. It’s feels like a “separate but equal” thing.

Asian Pacific American Librarians Association: APALA

The goal is to honor and recognize individual works related to Asian/Pacific American experiences (either historical or contemporary) or Asian/Pacific American cultures.

The awards will be announced at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago (which is were all the rest of the awards are being announced). APALA is an affliate of the ALA.

American Library Association talks a lot about the need for diversity, inclusive and multicultural books for kids and teens but … do they talk the talk but not walk the walk? Why are only Asian American books for kids specifically excluded from this rainbow of diversity? As you can see by the awards below, the ALA awards include specific awards for African American, Latino American, Special Needs, LBGT, but not Asian American. Why is this? I have no idea. You tell me! It’s 2015 … if not now, when?

To recify this situation, I am including the APALA awards in my post.

p.s. Related posts:

My picks for Caldecott and Newbery 2015

More 2015 Caldecott Picks and Picture Book of the Day

 

Caldecott Medal and Honor Books 2014

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It honors the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Lisa Yee and Dan Santat Caldecott award winner hearing he won

This is what winning the Caldecott looks like! Dan Santat with Lisa Yee.

2015 Caldecott Winner

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, written and illustrated by Dan Santat

2015 Caldecott Honor Books

Nana in the City, written and illustrated by Lauren Castillo

The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Mary GrandPré

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

Viva Frida, written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

Asian/Pacific American Award For Literature (APALA Awards)

The goal is to honor and recognize individual works related to Asian/Pacific American experiences (either historical or contemporary) or Asian/Pacific American cultures.

[I have to say that I am a little taken aback by the language of the APALA awards in that it seems like they think their award isn’t good enough. It’s not a “goal”; they actually do it: APALA honors and recognizes best books related to Asian/Pacific American experiences or Asian/Pacific American cultures for adults, children and teens.]

Asian/Pacific American Award Picture Book Winner

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki and Qin Leng

Asian/Pacific American Award Picture Book Honor

 Father’s Chinese Opera by Rich Lo

Asian/Pacific American Award Children’s Winner

Gaijin: American Prisoner of War by Matt Faulkner

Asian/Pacific American Award Children’s Honor

Ting Ting by Kristie Hammond

Asian/Pacific American Award Young Adult Winner

Tiger Girl by May-Lee Chai

Asian/Pacific American Award Young Adult Honor

Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang, illustrated by Sonny Liew

Newbery Medal and Honor Books 2015

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It honors the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

2015 Newbery Winner

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

2015 Newbery Honor Books

El Deafo, written and illustrated by Cece Bell

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

 

Printz Award and Honor Books 2015

Michael L. Printz Award honors excellence in literature written for young adults.

2015 Printz Award Winner

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

2015 Printz Award Honor Books

And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard

The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

 

Geisel Medal and Honor Books 2015

The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States.

2015 Geisel Award Winner 

You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang, illustrated by Christopher Weyant

2015 Geisel Honor Books 

Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Arthur Howard

Waiting Is Not Easy! written and illustrated by Mo Willems

 

Pura Belpré Winner and Honor Books 2015

The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

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

2015 Belpré Author Award Winner 

I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosín, illustrated by Lee White

2015 Belpré Author Honor Books 

Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes by Juan Felipe Herrera, illustrated by Raúl Colón

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

2015 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winner 

Viva Frida, written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales

2015 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Books

Little Roja Riding Hood by Susan Middleton Elya, illustrated by Susan Guevara

Green Is a Chile Pepper by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, illustrated by John Parra

Separate Is Never Equal, written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

 

Batchelder Winner and Honor Books 2015

The Batchelder Award is given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.

2015 Batchelder Award Winner

Mikis and the Donkey by Bibi Dumon Tak, translated by Laura Watkinson

2015 Batchelder Honor Books

Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust by Loïc Dauvillier, translated by Alexis Siegel

Nine Open Arms by Benny Lindelauf, translated by John Nieuwenhuizen

 

Carnegie Winner 2015

The Andrew Carnegie Medal honors the most outstanding video productions for children released during the previous year.

 Me…Jane, produced by Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard

 

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award

The Wilder Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

Donald Crews is the 2015 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner

 

Odyssey Winner and Honor Audiobooks 2015

This annual award is given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.

2015 Odyssey Award Winner

H.O. R. S. E. A Game of Basketball and Imagination, written by Christopher Myers

2015 Odyssey Honor Recordings

Five, Six, Seven, Nate!, written and narrated by Tim Federle

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, written by Julie Berry

A Snicker of Magic, written by Natalie Lloyd, narr. by Cassandra Morris

 

Silbert Informational Winner and Honor Books 2015

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year. The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois. ALSC administers the award.

2015 Sibert Award Winner

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

2015 Sibert Honor Books

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, & the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Christian Robinson

Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands by Katherine Roy

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh

 

Coretta Scott King Winner and Honor Books 2015

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

2015 King Author Book Winner

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

2015 King Author Honor Books

Crossover by Kwame Alexander

How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

 

2015 Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award

2015 King Illustrator Book Winner

Firebird by Misty Copeland, illustrated by Christopher Myers

2015 King Illustrator Honor Book

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell, illutrated by Christian Robinson

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown, illustrated by Frank Morrison

2015 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award

When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds

 2015 Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

Deborah D. Taylor  is the winner 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.

 

Schneider Family Book Award Winner and Honor Books 2015

Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience.

2015 Schneider Family Book Award for children ages 0 to 10

A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz

2015 Schneider Family Book Award for middle-school ages 11-13

Rain, Reign by Ann M. Martin

2015 Schneider Family Book Award for Teens ages 13-17

Girls Like Us by Gail Giles

 

2015 Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences

All the Light We Can Not See by Anthony Doerr

Lock In by John Scalzi

Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia

Bingo’s Run by James A. Levine

Confessions by Kanae Minato

The Martian by Andy Weir

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta

Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle

 

2015 Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults

Sharon M. Draper

Spotlight on Sharon M. Draper at the Multicultural Children’s Book Day Blog here.

 

Stonewall Book Winner and Honor Books 2015

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.

 2015 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

This Day in June by Gale E. Pitman, Ph.D., illustrated by Kristyna Litten

2015 Stonewall Award Honor Books

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchio, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant

William C. Morris Award Winner and Honor Books 2015

William C. Morris Award is for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens.

2015 Morris Award Winner

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

2015 Morris Award Winner Finalists

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen

The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos

The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston

The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley

YALSA Award Winners and Honor Books 2015

YALSA Award is for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

2015 YALSA  Nonfiction Award Winner

Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen

2015 YALSA Nonfiction Award Finalists

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin

Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business – and Won! by Emily Arnold McCully

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming

Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw

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Caldecott, Newbery and More 2015 Winners!

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4 Comments

  1. This is the best list I’ve seen of all of the awards. Can’t believe how many of the ones I reviewed and loved. Delighted to see Sharon Draper won the Margaret A. Edwards lifetime achievement award.
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  2. What a wonderful wealth of information! And I love the great variety of authors and diversity in the titles. I’m so looking forward to reading several of these! Thanks for putting this list together.
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