With much fanfare, and to the delight of many librarians and book lovers, the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards were presented on Monday, January 28 at the ALA Midwinter Conference in Seattle.
The following is a partial list of the award winners, followed by the call number if the book is in the Robinson library collection (some books are meant for an older tween/teen reading audience):John Newbery Medal
for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (FIC APP)Newbery Honor Books Splendors and Glooms
by Laura Amy Schlitz (FIC SCH)Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
by Steve Sheinkin Three Times Lucky
by Sheila Turnage (FIC TUR)Randolph Caldecott Medal
for the most distinguished American picture book for children:This Is Not My Hat illustrated and written by Jon Klassen (E KLA)Caldecott Honor Books Creepy Carrots
! illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron Reynolds (E BRO)Extra Yarn illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett (E BAR)Green illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger One Cool Friend illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo (E BUZ)Sleep Like a Tiger illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Mary Logue Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award
recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults:Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America
written by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Brian PinkneyKing Author Honor Books Each Kindness
by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E. B. Lewis (E WOO)No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award:I, Too, Am America illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Langston Hughes King Illustrator Honor Books H. O. R. S. E.
illustrated and written by Christopher MyersEllen's Broom
illustrated by Daniel Minter, written by Kelly Starling Lyons I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr.
illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Martin Luther King, Jr. Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience:Back to Front and Upside Down! written and illustrated by Claire Alexander (for children ages 0 to 10)A Dog Called Homeless
written by Sarah Lean (for children ages 11-13)Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children's video:
Katja Torneman, producer of "Anna, Emma and the Condors" Laura Ingalls 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.
The 2013 winner is Katherine Paterson. Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement
Demetria Tucker is the 2013 recipient. 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.Andrea Davis Pinkney will deliver the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. Mildred L. Batchelder Award
for an 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:My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve, originally published in Germany in 2007 as Liverpool Street. The book was translated by Tammi Reichel.Batchelder Honor Books A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return
written and illustrated by Zeina Abirached, translated by Edward Gauvin Son of a Gun
written and translated by Anne de GraafOdyssey Award
for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States:The Fault in Our Stars produced by Brilliance Audio, is the 2013 Odyssey Award winner. The book is written by John Green and narrated by Kate Rudd.Odyssey Honor Audiobooks Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian
produced by Listening Library, written by Eoin Colfer and narrated by Nathaniel ParkerGhost Knight
produced by Listening Library, written by Cornelia Funke and narrated by Elliot HillMonstrous Beauty
produced by Macmillian Audio, written by Elizabeth Fama and narrated by Katherine Kellgren.Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award
honoring a Latino writer and illustrator whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience:Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert illustrated by David Diaz, written by Gary D. Schmidt
No Belpré Illustrator Honor Books were selected this year.Pura Belpré (Author) Award
:Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
written by Benjamin Alire SáenzBelpré Author Honor Book The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano
by Sonia ManzanoRobert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
for most distinguished informational book for children:Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
by Steve SheinkinSibert Honor Books Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin written and illustrated by Robert Byrd (92 FRA) Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 written by Phillip M. Hoose Titanic: Voices from the Disaster written by Deborah Hopkinson Stonewall Book Award - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award
given annually to English-language children's and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience:Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
written by Benjamin Alire SáenzStonewall Honor Books Drama
written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier Gone, Gone, Gone
by Hannah Moskowitz October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard
by Lesléa NewmanSparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie
by S. J. Adams Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
for the most distinguished beginning reader book:Up, Tall and High!
written and illustrated by Ethan Long Geisel Honor Books Let's Go for a Drive!
written and illustrated by Mo Willems (RL 1 WIL)Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
by Eric Litwin, created and illustrated by James Dean (E LIT)Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover
written and illustrated by Cece Bell (RL 3 BEL)Click here for a complete list of this year's winners and honorees.