Book Award Announcements from ALA

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midwinterToday is the day the children and young adult book awards are announced at the American Library Association midwinter meeting in Philadelphia! The winners are listed below; for complete coverage, visit School Library Journal (

Flora and Ulysses, written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by K. G. Campbell, wins this year’s Newbery Award.

Locomotive, written and illustrated by Brian Floca, wins this year’s Caldecott Award.

The Theodore Geisel Award goes to The Watermelon Seed, written and Illustrated by Greg Pizzoli.

Parrots over Puerto Rico, written by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore and illustrated by Susan L. Roth, wins this year’s Sibert Medal.

Mister Orange, by Truus Matti, wins this year’s Batchelder Award.

Scowler, by Booklist’s own Daniel Kraus and read by Kirby Heyborne, wins this year’s Odyssey Award!

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, by Meg Medina, wins this year’s Pura Belpre Book Award.

Yuyi Morales wins the Pure Belpre Illustrator award for Nino Wrestles the World.

Midwinterblood, by Marcus Sedgwick, wins this year’s Printz award.

The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction goes to The Nazi Hunters, by Neal Bascomb.

Charm & Strange, by Stephanie Kuehn, wins this year’s Morris Award.

The Coretta Scott King Book Award goes to Rita Williams-Garcia, for P.S. Be Eleven.

The Coretta Scott King Illustrator award goes to Bryan Collier, for Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me.

Two Stonewall Award winners! Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, by Kirstin Cronn-Mills and Fat Angie, by e. E. Charlton-Trujillo.

The Schneider Family award for Best Children’s book goes to A Splash of Red: The Life of Horace Pippin, by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet.

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