Saturday, February 01, 2014

The 2014 American Library Association’s Youth Media Award Winners

By Lisa Patrick, Primary Trainer
The 2014 American Library Association's Youth Media Awards were announced on Monday, January 27th. According to ALA's Press Center:
"Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media."
Compiled by Lisa Patrick from the ALAnews announcement, in the order listed:
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by K.G. Campbell
Doll Bones, by Holly Black
One Came Home, by Amy Timberlake
Paperboy, by Vince Vawter
The Year of Billy Miller, by Kevin Henkes
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:
Locomotive by Brian Floca
Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle
Journey by Aaron Becker
Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner
Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults:
P.S. Be Eleven, by Rita Williams-Garcia
Darius & Twig, by Walter Dean Myers
March: Book One, by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell
Words with Wings, by Nikki Grimes
Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award: recognizing an African American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults:
Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me, illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Daniel Beaty
Nelson Mandela, by Kadir Nelson 
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award:
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop, by Theodore Taylor III
Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement:
Patricia and Fredrick McKissack
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
Midwinterblood, by Marcus Sedgwick
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
Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience:
Winner (ages 0-10)
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin, by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Winner (ages 11-13)
Handbook for Dragon Slayers, by Merrie Haskell
Winner (ages 13-18)
Rose under Fire, by Elizabeth Wein
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: My Life in the Kitchen, by Lucy Knisley
The Sea of Tranquility: A Novel, by Katja Millay
The Universe Versus Alex Woods, by Gavin Extence
Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children's video:
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.
Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults:
Markus Zusak is the 2014 Edwards Award winner.
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:
Brian Selznick will deliver the 2015 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:
Mister Orange, by Truus Matti, translated by Laura Watkinson
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
Odyssey Award for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States: 
Scowler, by Daniel Kraus, narrated by Kirby Heyborne, produced by Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
Better Nate Than Ever, written and narrated by Tim Federle, produced by Simon and Schuster Audio
Creepy Carrots! written by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown, narrated by James Naughton, produced by Weston Woods Studios, Inc.
Eleanor & Park, written by Rainbow Rowell, narrated by Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra, produced by Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
Matilda, written by Roald Dahl, narrated by Kate Winslet, produced by Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
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, by Meg Medina
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, by Duncan Tonatiuh
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, by Yuyi Morales
Maria Had a Little Llama / María Tenía una Llamita, by Angela Dominguez
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale, by Duncan Tonatiuh
Tito Puente: Mambo King / Rey del Mambo, illustrated by Rafael López, written by Monica Brown
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children:
Parrots over Puerto Rico, by Susan L. Roth & Cindy Trumbore, illustrated by Susan L. Roth
Locomotive, by Brian Floca
Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard, by Annette LeBlanc Cate
The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius, by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin, by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
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:
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
Fat Angie, by e. E. Charlton-Trujillo
Better Nate Than Ever, by Tim Federle
Branded by the Pink Triangle, by Ken Setterington
Two Boys Kissing, by David Levithan
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished book for beginning readers:
The Watermelon Seed, by Greg Pizzoli
Ball, by Mary Sullivan
A Big Guy Took My Ball! by Mo Willems
Penny and Her Marble, by Kevin Henkes
William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens:        
Charm & Strange, by Stephanie Kuehn
Belle Epoque, by Elizabeth Ross
Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets, by Evan Roskos
In the Shadow of Blackbirds, by Cat Winters
Sex & Violence, by Carrie Mesrobian
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi, by Neal Bascomb
Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America’s First Black Paratroopers, by Tanya Lee Stone
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
The President Has Been Shot! The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, by James L. Swanson