Press Releases

Jan 28: The Poet X Wins 2019 Printz Award

SEATTLE – “The Poet X,”, written by Elizabeth Acevedo published by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, has won the 2019 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) today announced the winner during the ALA...

Jan 28: PBS Kids wins inaugural Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award for Play and Learn Science

SEATTLE– PBS Kids is the 2019 recipient of the first Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award for Play and Learn Science. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA...

Jan 28: Corey R. Tabor wins Geisel Award for “Fox the Tiger”

SEATTLE– Author and illustrator Corey R. Tabor is the 2019 recipient of the Award for “Fox the Tiger,” published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. The award was announced today by the Association...

Jan 28: Yuyi Morales, Elizabeth Acevedo win Pura Belpré Awards

SEATTLE – Yuyi Morales, illustrator of “Dreamers,” and Elizabeth Acevedo, author of “The Poet X,” are the 2019 winners of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award and Author Award, honoring Latinx authors and illustrators whose...

Jan 28: Joyce Sidman wins 2019 Sibert Medal

seattle – Joyce Sidman, author of “The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science,” was named the winner of the 2019 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children published in 2018. The...

Jan 28: YALSA announces 2019 Alex Awards

SEATTLE – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected 10 adult books with special appeal to teen readers to receive the 2019 Alex Awards. The awards, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust and Booklist, were...

Jan 28: Dr. Pauletta B. Bracy 2019 recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

SEATTLE – Dr. Pauletta Brown Bracy is the recipient of the 2019 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. The announcement was made today by the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held Jan. 25 – 29, in Seattle,...

Jan 28: “Julián is a Mermaid” and “Hurricane Child” win 2019 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

SEATTLE – “Julián is a Mermaid” by Jessica Love and published by Candlewick Press, and “Hurricane Child” by Kheryn Callender and published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., are the 2019 recipients of the Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s &...

Jan 28: “The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees” wins 2019 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award

SEATTLE– The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees, by Don Brown and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has been named the 2019 winner of the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, the first national award that honors the best nonfiction books for teens. The award was...

Jan 28: American Library Association announces 2019 youth media award winners

SEATTLE  — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

A list of all the 2019 award...

Jan 28: 2019 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named

SEATTLE – The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Schneider Family Book Awards, which honor an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability experience for...

Jan 28: 2019 Batchelder Award honors Thames & Hudson for “The Fox on the Swing”

Seattle– Thames & Hudson, Inc. is the winner of the 2019 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for “The Fox on the Swing.” The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting...

Jan 28: American Indian Youth Literature Awards highlighted during ALA Youth Media Awards

SEATTLE – The American Indian Library Association’s (AILA) American Indian Youth Literature Awards were highlighted today during the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Award announcements. The awards are presented in even-numbered years, and new selection announcements will take...

Jan 28: 2019 Sydney Taylor Book Award winners announced

SEATTLE – Selections from a new addition to the ALA Youth Media Awards pantheon were revealed today. The 2019 winners of the Sydney Taylor Book Award, administered by the Association of Jewish Libraries, an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), were announced today in Seattle,...

Jan 28: Neil Gaiman to deliver 2020 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

SEATTLE – Neil Gaiman will deliver the 2020 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. The announcement was made today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter...

Jan 28: YMA highlights 2019 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature youth category winners

SEATTLE -The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the 2019 winners of its Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature youth categories today during the ALA Youth Media Award announcements in Seattle, Washington...

Jan 28: “Darius the Great Is Not Okay” wins 2019 William C. Morris Award

SEATTLE – “Darius the Great Is Not Okay,” written by Adib Khorram and published by Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House, has been named the 2019 winner of the William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously...

Jan 28: Macmillan Audio wins 2019 Odyssey Award for “Sadie”

SEATTLE– Macmillan Audio, producer of the audiobook, “Sadie,” has won the 2019 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production. The award announcement was made today during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held January 25 - 29, in Seattle, Washington...

Jan 28: M.T. Anderson wins 2019 Edwards Award for “Feed,” “The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party,” “The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves”

SEATTLE - M.T. Anderson is the recipient of the 2019 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for “Feed;” “The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party;” and “The Astonishing Life of Octavian...

Jan 27: 'The Great Believers,' 'Heavy: An American Memoir,' receive 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

SEATTLE - The American Library Association (ALA) selects "The Great Believers," by Rebecca Makkai, published by Viking, as the winner of the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and "Heavy: An American Memoir," by Kiese Laymon, published by Scribner, as the winner of the 2019...

Jan 27: Annual list of Best Historical Materials selected by history experts

Seattle—The annual list of Best Historical materials was announced during the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association’s...

Jan 27: Business reference experts select annual list of Best of the Best Business Reference Websites

Seattle—The annual Best of the Best Business Reference Websites list was announced today at the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Book and Media Awards ceremony at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Seattle...

Jan 27: Outstanding Reference Sources

SEATTLE - The most noteworthy reference titles published in 2018 have been named to the 2019 Outstanding References Sources List, an annual list selected by experts of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference...

Jan 27: Dartmouth Medal

Seattle-- The winner of the 2019 Dartmouth Medal for most outstanding reference work, an annual award presented by the expert reference and collection development librarians of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA, is the...

Jan 27: Sophie Brody Medal

Seattle- The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced its selection for the 2019 Sophie Brody Medal, an annual honor bestowed by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) at ALA’s Midwinter...

Jan 27: 2019 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration for Adult Listeners revealed

Seattle—The Listen List Council of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced the 2019 selections of the Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration. This year’s committee evaluated 261 titles with a total...

Jan 27: 2019 Reading List Winners Announced

Seattle—The Reading List Council has announced the 2019 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers. A shortlist of honor titles, up to 4 per genre was also announced. The list was announced today during the American...

Jan 27: CODES List-Cookbooks

SEATTLE - The CODES List, a committee of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), has announced the inaugural selection of essential cookbooks for public libraries. The CODES List: Cookbooks highlights titles for both avid...

Jan 27: 2018 Notable Books List: Year’s best in fiction, nonfiction and poetry announced

Seattle- The Reference and User Services Association’s Notable Books Council, first established in 1944, has announced the 2019 selections of the Notable Books List, an annual best-of list comprised of twenty six titles written...

Jan 27: ALA Film and Media Round Table announces 2019 Notable Videos for Adults list

SEATTLE – The American Library Association (ALA) Film and Media Round Table: Notable Videos for Adults Committee has compiled its 2019 list of Notable Videos for Adults, a list of 15 outstanding films released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving...