2014 Newbery, Caldecott and Printz Book Awards Winners

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We read, discussed, and voted online for our picks for the 2014 Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Book Awards!

Compare our selections with the winners below, which were announced by the American Library Association at the Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia on January 27.

Congratulations to local Richmond author Meg Medina on her Pura Belpre Author Award for Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick your A**! Author award, presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
(Photo credit: Petite Shards Productions)

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Newbery Medal

Our 2014 picks in the HCPL Catalog

  1. Doll Bones by Holly Black
  2. Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  3. Twerp by Mark Goldblatt
  4. The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata
  5. Jinx by Sage Blackwood

And the official winners are......

Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Honors
Doll Bones by Holly Black
Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
Paperboy by Vince Vawter

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The John Newbery Medal has been awarded since 1922 to "the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children". The selection committee consists of members from the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association.

Printz Award

Our 2014 picks in the HCPL Catalog

  1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell AND Paperboy by Vince Vawter (tie)
  2. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
  3. Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
  4. Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

And the official winners are.....

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Honors
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
Navigating Early by Clare Vaderpool

b2ap3_thumbnail_printz-award-medal.pngAbout the Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award has been awarded since 2000 to honor the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit. The award's namesake, a school librarian in Topeka, Kansas, was a passionate advocate for quality teen reading.  It is awarded annually by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.

Caldecott Medal

Our 2014 picks in the HCPL catalog

  1. The Day the Crayons Quit by Dre Daywalt
  2. Lucky Ducklings by Eva Moore
  3. I Scream! Ice Cream: A Book of Wordles by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  4. Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner
  5. The Mystery of Darwin’s Frog by Martha Crump

And the official winners are....

Locomotive by Brian Floca

Honors
Journey by Aaron Becker
Flora & the Flamingo by Molly Idle
Mr. Wuffles by David Weisner

b2ap3_thumbnail_caldecott-award-medal.pngAbout the Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal has been awarded since 1938, to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children. It was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association.