The Youth Media Awards Are Just Around the Corner

The American Library Association Youth Media Awards will be announced on Monday, January 23 at 8:00 a.m. ET (http://ala.unikron.com/2017).  Click here to see the list of awards that will be presented.

If you love children’s books as much as I do, this is a very special day. During the year, it’s exciting to see which newly published books receive a lot of chatter. There are so many fabulous publications, choosing a winner in each category must be a difficult task.

The Caldecott and Newbery Medals are two of my favorite awards. I followed these closely during the year as new books and new predictions came out. Of the books I’ve had the opportunity to read, the ones listed below are those that spoke to me in a special way.

Caldecott Medal

They All Saw A Cat illustrated and written by Brendan Wenzel

Du Iz Tak? illustrated and written by Carson Ellis

Freedom in Congo Square illustrated by R. Gregory Christie and written by Carole Boston Weatherford

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles  illustrated by Erin E. Stead and written by Michelle Cuevas

Newbery Medal

Raymie Nightingale written by Kate DiCamillo

Pax written by Sara Pennypacker and illustrated by Jon Klassen

The Seventh Wish written by Kate Messner

Paper Wishes written by Lois Sepahban

Win or lose, I’m looking forward to hearing what surprises will be announced this coming Monday.

 

 

 

 

 

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