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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.
2014 Caldecott Winner
Locomotive by Brian Floca
2014 Caldecott Honor Books
Journey by Aaron Becker
Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle
Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner
Newbery Medal and Honor Books 2014
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.
2014 Newbery Winner
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
2014 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
Printz Award and Honor Books 2014
Michael L. Printz Award honors excellence in literature written for young adults.
2014 Printz Award Winner
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
2014 Printz Award Honor Books
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, illustrated by Julian Crouch
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
Geisel Medal and Honor Books 2014
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.
2014 Geisel Award Winner
The Watermelon Seed written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli
2014 Geisel 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
Pura Belpré Winner and Honor Books 2014
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.
2014 Belpré Author Award Winner
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina
2014 Belpré Author Honor Books
The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle
The Living by Matt de la Peña
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh
Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award honoring a Latino illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.
2014 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winner
Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales
2014 Pura Belpré Illustrator 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
Batchelder Winner and Honor Books 2014
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.
2014 Batchelder Award Winner
Mister Orange by Truus Matti, translated by Laura Watkinson.
2014 Batchelder Honor Books
The Bathing Costume or the Worst Vacation of My Life by Charlotte Moundlic, illustrated by Olivier Tallec, translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick
My Father’s Arms Are a Boat by Stein Erik Lunde, illustrated by Øyvind Torseter, translated by Kari Dickson
The War Within These Walls by Aline Sax, illustrated by Caryl Strzelecki, translated by Laura Watkinson
Carnegie Winner 2014
The Andrew Carnegie Medal honors the most outstanding video productions for children released during the previous year.
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.
Odyssey Winner and Honor Audiobooks 2014
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.
2014 Odyssey Award Winner
Scowler produced by Listening Library. The book is written by Daniel Kraus and narrated by Kirby Heyborne.
2014 Odyssey Honor Recordings
Better Nate Than Ever produced by Simon and Schuster Audio, written and narrated by Tim Federle
Creepy Carrots! produced by Weston Woods Studios, Inc., and written by Aaron Reynolds
Eleanor & Park produced by Listening Library, written by Rainbow Rowell, and narrated by Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra
Matilda produced by Penguin Audio, written by Roald Dahl, and narrated by Kate Winslet
Silbert Informational Winner and Honor Books 2014
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.
2014 Sibert Award Winner
Parrots over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore, and illustrated by Susan L. Roth
2014 Sibert Honor Books
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin 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 by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
Coretta Scott King Winner and Honor Books 2014
Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults.
2014 King Author Book Winner
P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia
2014 King Author Honor Books
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
2014 Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award
2014 King Illustrator Book Winner
Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me illustrated by Bryan Collier and written by Daniel Beaty
2014 King Illustrator Honor Book
Nelson Mandela illustrated and written by Kadir Nelson
2014 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
2014 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.
Schneider Family Book Award Winner and Honor Books 2014
Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience.
2014 Schneider Family Book Award for children ages 0 to 10
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
2014 Schneider Family Book Award for middle-school ages 11-13
Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell
2014 Schneider Family Book Award for Teens ages 13-17
Rose under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
2014 Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences
Brewster by Mark Slouka
The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell
Golden Boy: A Novel by Abigail Tarttelin
Help for the Haunted by John Searles
Lexicon: A Novel by Max Barry
Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
Mother, Mother: A Novel by Koren Zailckas
Relish by Lucy Knisley
The Sea of Tranquility: A Novel by Katja Millay
The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
2014 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, I Am the Messenger, Getting the Girl and Fighting Ruben Wolfe.
Stonewall Book Winner and Honor Books 2014
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.
2014 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
Fat Angie by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo
2014 Stonewall Award Honor Books
Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
Branded by the Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
William C. Morris Award Winner and Honor Books 2014
William C. Morris Award is for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens.
2014 Morris Award Winner
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
2014 Morris Award Winner Finalists
Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian
Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos
Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
YALSA Award Winners and Honor Books 2014
YALSA Award is for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.
2014 YALSA Award Winner
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb
2014 YALSA Award Finalists
Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design by Chip Kidd
Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II by Martin W. Sandler
Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America’s First Black Paratroopers by Tanya Lee Stone
The President Has Been Shot! The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson
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