Young Adult

Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association

2014 Winner- Midwinterblood By Marcus Sedgwick

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/printz-award

 

Alex Award

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year’s publishing. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998 and became an official ALA award in 2002.

2014 Winners

  • Brewster by Mark Slouka
  • The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell
  • Golden boy: a novel by Abigail Tarttelin
  • Help for the Haunted by John Searles
  • Lexicon: a novel by Max Barry
  • Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
  • Mother, mother: a novel by Koren Zailckas
  • Relish by Lucy Knisley
  • The Sea of Tranquility: a novel by Katja Millay
  • The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/alex-awards

 

Edwards Award

The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine. It recognizes an author’s work in helping adolescents become aware of themselves and addressing questions about their role and importance in relationships, society, and in the world.

2014 Winner- Markus Zusak for The Book Thief, Fighting Ruben Wolfe, Getting the Girl, and I Am the Messenger.

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/edwards-award

 

Morris Award

The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.

2014 Winner- Charm & Strange written by Stephanie Kuehn

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/morris-award

 

Odyssey Award

This annual award will be given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States. The selection committee may also select honor titles. The Odyssey Award is jointly given and administered by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), divisions of ALA, and is sponsored by Booklist.

2014 Winner- Scowler by Daniel Kraus

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/odyssey-award

 

Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

2014 Winner- Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures written by Kate DiCamillo

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal

 

Schneider Family Book Award

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

2014 Teen Winner- Rose Under Fire written by Elizabeth Wein

2014 Middle School Winner- Handbook for Dragon Slayers written by Merrie Haskell

http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/schneider-family-book-award

 

Children’s

Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

2014 Winner- Locomotive written and illustrated by Brian Floca

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal

 

Geisel Award

The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

2014 Winner- The Watermelon Seed written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/geiselaward

 

Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

2014 Winner- Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures written by Kate DiCamillo

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal

 

Coretta Scott King Book Award

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

2014 Author Winner- P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia

2014 Illustrator Winner- Knock knock: my dad’s dream for me illustrated by Bryan Collier

http://www.ala.org/emiert/cskbookawards

 

Schneider Family Book Award

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

2014 Middle School Winner- Handbook for Dragon Slayers written by Merrie Haskell

2014 Children’s Book Winner- A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin written by Jen Bryant

http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/schneider-family-book-award