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ALA Award Winners

AND THE WINNERS ARE . . .

In January 2015, the American Library Association announced the winners of the Caldecott, Newbery and other awards in children’s and young adult literature. These awards are presented to the best in their respective categories for those books published during 2014.

2015 Caldecott Medal – awarded to the illustrator of the best picture book of 2014

The Adventures of Beekle, an Unimaginary Friend written and illustrated by Dan Santat.

Caldecott Honor Medals were awarded to:

Nana in the City written and illustrated by Lauren Castillo

The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art, illustrated by Mary GrandPré and written by Barb Rosenstock

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, illustrated by Jon Klassen and written by Mac Barnett

Viva Frida, written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales

The Right Word, Roget and His Thesaurus, written by Jennifer Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet.

2015 Newbery Medal – awarded to the best in children’s literature of 2014

Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Newbery Honor Medals were awarded to:

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

2015 Michael Printz Medal – awarded to the best Young Adult book of 2014

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Printz Honor Medals were awarded to:

And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard

The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki

2015 Robert Sibert Medal – awarded to the best non-fiction book of 2014 for children

The Right Word, Roget and His Thesaurus, written by Jennifer Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet.

Sibert Honor Medals were award to:

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia, written by Candace Fleming

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, written by Patricia Hruby Powell

Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands, written and illustrated by Katherine Roy

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation, written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh