This is gonna' be short and sweet, as my schedule is crazy-jam-packed right now, but I had to squeeze in mention for the American Library Association's announcement of their top award winners and honorees:
“Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures,” written by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick Press).
Newbery Honor Books
- “Doll Bones,” written by Holly Black (Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division)
- “The Year of Billy Miller,” written by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
- “One Came Home,” written by Amy Timberlake (Alfred A. Knopf)
- “Paperboy,” written by Vince Vawter (Delacorte Press)
“Locomotive,” illustrated and written by Brian Floca and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Caldecott Honor Books
- “Journey,” written and illustrated by Aaron Becker (Candlewick Press)
- “Flora and the Flamingo,” written and illustrated by Molly Idle (Chronicle Books LLC)
- “Mr. Wuffles!” written and illustrated by David Wiesner (Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company)
** Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
“Midwinterblood,” written by Marcus Sedgwick, is the 2014 Printz Award winner. The book is published by Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.
Four Printz Honor Books also were named: “Eleanor & Park,” written by Rainbow Rowell and published by St. Martin’s Griffin (Macmillan); “Kingdom of Little Wounds,” written by Susann Cokal and published by Candlewick Press; “Maggot Moon,” written by Sally Gardner, illustrated by Julian Crouch and published by Candlewick Press; and “Navigating Early,” written by Clare Vanderpool and published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House LLC, Penguin Random House Company.
See the rest of the ALA awards & honorees here
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