ALA Awards Announcements!!!

drum-roll-please
This morning, Monday January 27,2014 at 8:00am the ALA announced their annual awards. I know that many of my students participating in our Mock Newbery Club are eager to know the results. Unfortunately, our brutal weather in the Midwest closed schools so we were not able to view this broadcast as a Club together.
There were so many great books recognized that I won’t be able to share them all here. I will highlight just a few that I think will be interesting. If you want to see the full list, go to:
http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2014/01/american-library-association-announces-2014-youth-media-award-winners
JOHN NEWBERY AWARD
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The Winner Was: FLORA AND ULYSSES: The Illuminated Adventure by KATE DICAMILLO
Flora and Ulysses
Flora and Ulysses

There were three Newbery Honor Awards(sort of like runner-ups)

RANDOLPH CALDECOTT AWARD
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The Winner was: LOCOMOTIVE by BRIAN FLOCA
This beautiful book also won a SIEBERT HONOR (the category for informational/nonfiction books)

Locomotive

There were three Caldecott Honor Awards:

This is a collection of some of the best of Children’s literature this past year. There are many other awards that I have not highlighted and there are many, many wonderful books from 2013 that did not make this award list. I know that our Mock Newbery Club had a wonderful time reading as many new books as possible. We now have some new award winners to catch up on. Then it is off to 2014 and all the great books yet to be published and read!!

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