The American Library Association has announced its 2014 prize winners. This kids book world equivalent of the Oscars gave the Newbery Medal to Kate DiCamillo for Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures and the Caldecott Medal to Brian Floca for Locomotive.
Honor books and other Medal winners can be found here. Harper’s winners are listed below.
Newbery Honor * Kevin Henkes for The Year of Billy Miller (9780062268129)
Coretta Scott King Author Medal * Rita Williams Garcia for P.S. Be Eleven (9780061938627)
Coretta Scott King Author Honor * Walter Dean Myers for Darius & Twig (9780061728235)
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor * Kadir Nelson for Nelson Mandela (9780061783746)
Schneider Family Book Award for Middle Grade * Merrie Haskell for Handbook for Dragons (HC 9780062008169)
Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor * Kevin Henkes for Penny and Her Marble (9780062082039)
Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor * Rafael Lopez for Tito Puente (9780061227837)
Alex Awards (crossover adult fiction for young adult readers):
- John Searles for Help for the Haunted (9780060779634)
- Lisa O’Donnell for The Death of Bees (9780062209856)