Monday, January 27, 2014

Instead of a book review, today I offer the best books kids books of the year, as chosen by the American Library Association. Each year a committee of librarians is chosen to read most of the books published for kids in the US. They choose a select few for these awards. Click on each title to check it's availability in our system.

The Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Medal Winner:
Locomotive by Brian Floca

Honor Books:
Journey by Aaron Becker
Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle
Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner

The John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature

Medal Winner:
Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Honor Books:
Doll Bones by Holly Black
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
Paperboy by Vince Vawter

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for the most distinguished informational book for children

Parrots over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore

Honor Books:
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant
Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your own Backyard
by Annette LeBlanc Cate
Locomotive by Brian Floca
The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan

Theodore Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished book for beginning readers:

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

Honor Books:
Ball by Mary Sullivan
A Big Guy Too My Ball by Mo Willems
Penny and her Marble by Kevin Henkes

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