Awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children, these awards have been recognizing an important literary genre since the early 20th century. Awarded since 1922, The Newbery Medal is awarded each year for “the most distinguished American children’s book published the previous year.” The Caldecott Medal followed almost 15 years later as many began to recognize that the artists creating children’s illustrated books were worthy of honor and recognition as well.
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Brian Floca awarded the the 2014 Randolph Caldecott Medal for [amazon B00BAWEAZI inline] for “the most distinguished American picture book for children."
Cadecott honor books for 2014:
[amazon 0763660531 full]by Aaron Becker
[amazon B00BCRO45C full]by Mary Idle
[amazon B00E78IDZK full]by David Weisner
Kate DiCamillo awarded the 2014 John Newbery Medal for [amazon B00BUV9644 inline]. The John Newbery Medal, is given to the author of “the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature."
Newbery honor books for 2014:
[amazon B008J2BXX4 full]by Holly Black
[amazon B00BATNMCI full]by Kevin Henkes
[amazon B008LMED84 full]by Amy Timberlake
[amazon B00A9ET66G full]by Vince Vawter
In 2011, Rita Williams-Garcia won the ALA’s Coretta Scott King (CSK) Author Award for One Crazy Summer. The award recognizes "an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults." This year, she won again for the historical-fiction book’s sequel, [amazon 0061938629 inline].
The 2014 CSK Illustrator Award went to Bryan Collier for the picture book [amazon 0316209171 inline].