The Youth Media Awards may not ring a bell, but if you read children's books you've surely see the Caldecott Medal or John Newbery Medal emblazoned on a book cover. Last month, the American Library Association announced the winners of its 2014 Youth Media Awards, which include the esteemed Caldecott and Newbery honors.
Some of the winners include:
** 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
** 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
** 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
** 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.
** Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award honoring a Latino illustrator whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience:
“Niño Wrestles the World,” illustrated by Yuyi Morales, is the Belpré
Illustrator Award winner. The book was written by Yuyi Morales and
published by Roaring Brook Press.
** Pura Belpré (Author) Award honoring a Latino writer whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience:
“Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass,” written by Meg Medina, is the
Belpré Author Award winner. The book is published by Candlewick Press.
** Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished book for beginning readers:
“The Watermelon Seed,” written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli, is
the Geisel Award winner. The book is published by Disney Hyperion Books,
an imprint of Disney Book Group.
To read the entire list of winners and honorees, visit http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2014/01/american-library-association-announces-2014-youth-media-award-winners.