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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

And the award goes to...


It is award season, and we are not talking about the Oscars or the Grammys.  The American Library Association announced the 2014 youth media award winners on Monday, January 27, 2014.  So roll out the red carpet, put on your fanciest reading glasses, and prepare to get to know the 2014 award winners and honor books.

Drumroll please.......

Book Jacket for: Flora & Ulysses : the illuminated adventuresThe John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature goes to.....Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, written by Kate DiCamillo. 

Please hold your applause until we have named the honor books as well.  Thank you.

The four Newbery Honor Books are, Doll Bones written by Holly Black, The Year of Billy Miller, written by Kevin Henkes, One Came Home, written by Amy Timberlake, and Paperboy, written by Vince Vawter.

Book Jacket for: LocomotiveAnd now, ladies and gentlemen, the Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children.  The winner of the 2014 Caldecott Medal is.....oh, this is so exciting.....Locomotive, illustrated by Brian Floca.

There are three Caldecott Honor Books.  The envelope please......(I knew we shouldn't have sealed these envelopes with super moment please.....).  Ahem, the Caldecott Honor Books are, Journey, written and illustrated by Aaron Becker, Flora and the Flamingo, written and illustrated by Molly Idle, and Mr. Wuffles! written and illustrated by David Wiesner.

Fortunately, many of the winners are now available at the Roselle Public Library, so in honor of their award, we will be reading eagerly and you are welcome to join in the celebration and check out these champions.  All the youth media awards, and the award ceremony video, can be found in the links provided below.  So stop in and pick up a winner or honor book today.  Or stage your own award ceremony at home - just pick out a few good looking books (or ask us experts, better known in the business as the librarians), take a vote, and let the show begin. 

Watch the award ceremony here!

All youth media awards and winners for 2014 here

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