The American Library Association announced its 2014 youth media award winners today. We didn’t do too badly with our Mock Newbery and Mock Caldecott nominees, although we did not pick either of the winners.
As you may remember our Newbery nominees were:
Becoming Ben Franklin by Russell Freedman
Doll Bones by Holly Black
Far, Far Away by Tom McNeal
Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
The official Newbery Medal went to Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo. We have to admit that while that book was considered by our staff it did not make the final cut.
However Doll Bones by Holly Black, One Came Home by Amy Timberlake (our winner), and The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes all won honors. Paperboy by Vince Vawter, which was considered but did not make our final cut, also won an honor.
Our Caldecott nominees were:
Bluebird by Bob Staake
Building Our House by Jonathan Bean
Hello, My Name is Ruby by Philip Sead
If you Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano
Journey by Aaron Becker
Locomotive by Brian Floca
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson
That is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems
The Mighty LaLouche byMatthew Olshan
The Tortoise and the Hare by Jerry Pinkney
The official Caldecott Medal went to Locomotive by Brian Floca.
Journey by Aaron Becker (which was one of our honor books) won an honor as well as Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle and Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner (both of which were considered but didn't make our cut). Our winner, Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown was overlooked.
Other award winners you may be interested in reading are:
P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia won the Coretta Scott King Award for Author
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina won the Pura Belpré Award for Author
Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales won the Pura Belpré Award for Illustrator
Parrots over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore won the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
For a complete list of awards, winners and honors go here.