Awards (Books & Media)

American Library Association announces 2014 youth media award winners

PHILADELPHIA — 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 Philadelphia.

A list of all the 2014 award winners follows:

** John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:

“Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures,” written by Kate DiCamillo, is the 2014 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Candlewick Press.

2015 Nonfiction finalists announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2015 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between Nov. 1, 2013 and Oct. 31, 2014. YALSA will name the 2015 award winner at the Youth Media Awards on Feb. 2, in Chicago during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.

The 2015 finalists are:

ALSC recognizes seven more Great Websites for Kids

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has added more sites to Great Websites for Kids, its online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children up to age 14. Sites are reviewed and chosen for inclusion by ALSC's Great Websites for Kids Committee. The newly added sites are:
 

2015 Morris finalists announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) , a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2015 William C. Morris Award, which honors the year’s best books written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA will name the 2015 award winner at the Youth Media Awards at 8 a.m. on Feb. 2, in Chicago during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.

The 2015 finalists are:

Applications open for 2015 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants

CHICAGO — Underfunded libraries, schools and non-traditional organizations that provide educational services to children are invited to apply to receive one of three Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants.

ALA offers unlimited virtual seats for ALA Youth Media Awards webcast

CHICAGO  — The eyes of the publishing world will turn to Chicago at 8 a.m. CT on Feb. 2, 2015, when the American Library Association (ALA) unveils the next classics in children’s and young adult literature.

Thousands of webcast viewers will log on and join more than 1,200 onsite audience members for the announcement of the 2015 ALA Youth Media Awards. The announcements are part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits  taking place from Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

New guide celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards

CHICAGO — Marking the 45th anniversary of the prestigious awards that honor the best in children’s and young adult literature representing the African American experience, the fifth edition of “The Coretta Scott King Awards,” published by ALA Editions, is an excellent tool for collection development,  readers’ advisory and classroom use. More than just a bibliography, this resource, edited by Carole J. McCollough and Adelaide Poniatowski Phelps, includes:

New committee includes independent bookseller for Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO A new committee is set to start work on selecting the prestigious 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awards that reflect the expert judgment and insight of library professionals who work closely with adult readers. For the first time in 2015, an independent bookseller chosen by the American Booksellers Association (ABA) is joining the committee, reflecting the impact and influence of these awards on general readers both inside and beyond the library and adding additional expertise.

Dec. 1 deadline for ALCTS 2015 Publication Awards nominations

CHICAGO  Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two Publication Awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library collections and technical services.  

DOGObooks to host landing page for YALSA’s 2014 TTT vote

CHICAGO — Today the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced that DOGObooks, the largest website for kids and teens to review books, will host the voting for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Books Voting that opens on Aug. 15.

For the second year in a row, DOGObooks is the host site where teens go to vote for the Teens’ Top Ten books. Last year, a record number of teens cast their ballots for their favorite book.  This year, organizers expect even more young adults to make sure their voices are heard.

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