2014 Newbery, Caldecott, Printz Awards and More!

Live cast of the awards is here! Here are the winners and honor books!


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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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. So many great books! I love that you highlight some of the best new books out there on your blog.
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  2. Ann

    They are all here! This is such a useful post for me. Glad to see I am familiar with some but I will be requesting a bunch especially the picture books from the library ASAP! I loved the book about the dog and his ball and my son loves Creepy Carrots. I did check out Locomotive at the book store and it is an amazingly flawless book!
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  3. How exciting! This list is much needed and there are so many great new books!
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