Newbery Medal
Caldecott Medal

Geisel Award

John Newbery Medal

Best in Children's Literature

The Randolph Caldecott Medal

Best in Children's Picture Books

The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Best in Beginning Readers

 

                                The 2014 John Newbery Medal 

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Flora and Ulysses:  the Illuminated Adventures  written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by K.G. Campbell

Published by Candlewick Press

Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.
2014 Newbery Honor 

Doll Bones by Holly Black, published by Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon and Schusters Children's Publishing Division.

"Compelling, chill-at-the-nape tale with dynamics and emotional depth... The novel’s eerie vibe and eek-worthy plot may keep readers turning pages into the wee hours, but it’s the vivid characters and skillfully developed themes of identity, friendship and loss that linger long in the mind."
(The Washington Post)


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The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes, published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers

Award-winning, nationally bestselling author Kevin Henkes introduces second-grader Billy Miller in this fast-paced and funny story about friendship, sibling rivalry, and elementary school.


 


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One Came Home by Amy Timberlake, published by Alfred Knoph, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House. 

One Came Home tells the tale of a young girl whose sister goes missing during the largest passenger pigeon roosting ever. ...And what a story. Georgie Burkhart is a heroine right out of the Old West – a cougar-defying, gun-toting, mule-riding girl with a sense of humor and an evolving sense of honor

 
 
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 Paperboy by Vince Vawter published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House
 
When an eleven-year-old boy takes over a friend's newspaper route in July, 1959, in Memphis, his debilitating stutter makes for a memorable month.
 
 

 

                                 The 2014 Randolph Caldecott Medal

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 Locomotive  written and illustrated by Brian Floca, published by Athenium Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing
 
“Locomotive” presents a visual journey with sketches of an 1869 railroad trip taken by a family traveling from Omaha to Sacramento.

2014 Caldecott Honor 
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Journey, written and illustrated by Aaron Becker Reynolds, published by Candlewick Press

Journey, follows the adventures of a young girl who escapes the boredom of home to find a magical realm – in which she can control her destiny with her imagination.
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Flora and the Flamingo written and illustrated by Molly Idle published by Chronicle Books, LLC.
 
In this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance.
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 Mr. Wuffles Written and Illustrated by David Wiesner published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
 
In a near wordless masterpiece that could only have been devised by David Wiesner, a cat named Mr. Wuffles doesn't care about toy mice or toy goldfish. He’s much more interested in playing with a little spaceship full of actual aliens—but the ship wasn't designed for this kind of rough treatment. 
 
 

 

                               The 2014 Theodore Seuss Geisel Medal

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The Watermelon Seed, written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli published by Disney Hyperion Books, an imprint of Disney Book Group

With perfect comic pacing, Greg Pizzoli introduces us to one funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. What will he do when his greatest fear is realized? Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink? This crocodile has a wild imagination that kids will love. 


2014 Geisel Honor
 
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Ball, written and illustrated by Mary Sullivan and published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

 

 A ball-obsessed pup desperately waits for his owner to return to continue their play. The earliest reader will be empowered by the one-word text melded with action-packed sequential art.

 

 



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A Big Guy Took My Ball! written and illustrated by Mo Willems and published by Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group

 

 

Gerald comes to Piggie’s aid when a big guy takes away the ball she found. The classic schoolyard encounter has a wry twist and satisfying resolution in Willems’ hands. Color coded speech bubbles and expressive cartoon illustrations will delight the reader.

 

 

 
 
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Penny and Her Marble, written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes and published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.  

 

 

 

 

 

Penny has second thoughts after picking up a beautiful, blue marble from her neighbor’s yard. Was it wrong to take this treasure? Penny’s moral dilemma is explored with emotional truth in four brief chapters. Henkes’ soft-hued watercolors perfectly capture Penny’s joy and agony. 

 

 

 

Source: American Library Association http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/index.cfm