Awards (Books & Media)

BCALA announces winners of 2014 Literary Awards

PHILADELPHIA — The Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Inc. (BCALA) announced the winners of the 2014 BCALA Literary Awards during the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in Philadelphia. The awards recognize excellence in adult fiction and nonfiction by African American authors published in 2013, including an award for Best Poetry and a citation for Outstanding Contribution to Publishing. The recipients will receive the awards during the 2014 Annual Conference of the American Library Association in Las Vegas.

@ your library video takes you behind the scenes at the ALA Youth Media Awards

CHICAGO Last week, the American Library Association (ALA) 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 Philadelphia.

An enthusiastic and vociferous crowd greeted the announcements on the morning of Jan. 27 at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

What they didn’t see was the months of preparation by the various committees, which culminated in the ceremony that morning.

ALSC announces 2014 Notable Children's Recordings

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2014 list of Notable Children’s Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that demonstrate respect for young people’s intelligence and imagination; exhibit venturesome creativity; and reflect and encourage the interests of children and young adolescents in exemplary ways.

The recordings selected are:

“And Then It's Spring.” Weston Woods

ALSC names 2014 Notable Children’s Books

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2014 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

“Ball.” Sullivan, Mary. Illus. by the author. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

“Alphablock.” Franceschelli, Christopher. Illus. by Paskimo. Appleseed/Abrams

YALSA names 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

PHILADELPHIA — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers selection list. The list is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

The Quick Picks list suggests books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure; it is geared to the teenager who, for whatever reason, does not like to read.

Longlist for 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction announced

CHICAGO Forty-four books comprising the “longlist” for consideration for the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction have been selected from the most recent Booklist Editors’ Choice and RUSA Notable Books List.

YALSA names 2014 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

PHILADELPHIA —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2014 list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (PPYA). The list, drawn from 183 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The complete list of 74 titles, including annotations, can be found at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/popular-paperbacks-young-adults.

YALSA names 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults

PHILADELPHIA — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2014 list of Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA). This year’s list of 98 books was drawn from 175 official nominations.

RUSA reveals Notable Books List winners in outstanding fiction, nonfiction and poetry

PHILADELPHIA — The expert readers advisory and collection development librarians of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, have selected the winning titles for the 2014 Notable Books List—an annual literary award that identifies outstanding and noteworthy fiction, nonfiction and poetry for adult readers.

Yuyi Morales y Meg Medina ganan premios Pura Belpré

FILADELFIA — Yuyi Morales, ilustradora de “Niño Wrestles the World” y Meg Medina, autora de  “Yaqui Delgado Wantsto Kick Your Ass,” fueron seleccionadas como las ganadoras del Premio por Ilustración Pura Belpré 2014, y el Premio al Autor Pura Belpré 2014 respectivamente. La distinción rinde homenaje a los escritores e ilustradores hispanos cuyas obras constituyen el mejor reflejo, afirmación y celebración de la experiencia cultural hispana en la literatura infantil.

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