Awards (Books & Media)

ALSC names 2016 Notable Children's Books

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2016 list of Notable Children’s Books. The list of titles includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picture books of special interest, quality, creativity and value to children 14 years of age and younger.

The titles include:

Younger Readers

"An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns." By Betsy R. Rosenthal. Illus. by Jago. Lerner/Millbrook.

2016 Notable Books List: Year’s best in fiction, nonfiction and poetry named by RUSA readers' advisory experts

BOSTON—The Notable Books Council, first established in 1944, has announced the 2016 selections of the Notable Books List, an annual best-of list comprised of 26 written for adult readers and published in the U.S., including fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The list was announced Sunday during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

The 2016 selections are:

Fiction

American Library Association announces 2016 youth media award winners

BOSTON - 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 & Exhibits in Boston.

A list of all the 2016 award winners follows:

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

Matt de la Peña, Sophie Blackall win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

BOSTON - Matt de la Peña, author of “Last Stop on Market Street,” and Sophie Blackall, illustrator of “Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear,” are the 2016 winners of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.

David A. Adler, Sam Ricks win Geisel Award for “Don’t Throw It To Mo!”

BOSTON – Author David A. Adler and illustrator Sam Ricks are the 2016 recipients of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for “Don’t Throw It To Mo!” published by Penguin Young Readers, an Imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC. 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 & Exhibition held Jan. 8 – 12, in Boston.

Jerry Pinkney wins 2016 Wilder Award

BOSTON – Author and Illustrator Jerry Pinkney is the winner of the 2016 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. His numerous works include [Julius Lester’s] “John Henry” (Dial Books for Young Readers, 1994) and [Patricia C. McKissack’s] “Mirandy and Brother Wind (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009).

Weston Woods Studios, Willems win 2016 Carnegie Medal for “That Is NOT a Good Idea!”

BOSTON – Weston Woods Studios, Inc., and author/illustrator Mo Willems, producers of “That Is NOT a Good Idea!” are the 2016 recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video. 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 & Exhibits held Jan. 8 – 12, in Boston.

Duncan Tonatiuh wins the 2016 Sibert Medal

BOSTON – Duncan Tonatiuh, the author / illustrator of “Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras,” is the winner of the 2016 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children published in 2015. 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 & Exhibits held Jan. 8 – 12, in Boston.

2016 Batchelder Award honors Enchanted Lion Books for “The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy”

BOSTON – Enchanted Lion Books is the winner of the 2016 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for “The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy.” 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 & Exhibits held Jan. 8 – 12, in Boston.

Jacqueline Woodson to deliver 2017 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

BOSTON – Author Jacqueline Woodson will deliver the 2017 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 Meeting & Exhibits held Jan. 8 – 11, in Boston.

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