This morning was the annual announcement of the American Library Association Youth Media Awards - a highlight in the year of every children's librarian.
I was pleased that I had read most of the award winners, and many of the honor books. Below are links to my reviews of three of today's distinguished winners. I wish I had reviewed them all! Congratulations to all of the ALA Youth Media Award winning authors and illustrators as well as the librarians who worked all year to choose them!
The complete list of award winners can be found at http://www.ala.org/alsc/2014-alsc-media-awards.
John Newbery Medal
DiCamillo, Kate. 2013. Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures. Somerville, MA: Candlewick. (Illustrated by K.G. Campbell) (click for review)
Roth, Susan L. and Cindy Trumbore. 2013. Parrots Over Puerto Rico. New York: Lee & Low. (click for review)
Schneider Family Book Award and Sibert Honor
Bryant, Jen. 2013. A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin. New York: Knopf. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. (click for review)