The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate has won the prestigious John Newbery Medal and Jon Klassen has won the Randolph Caldecott Medal for This Is Not My Hat at the American Library Association’s annual Youth Media Awards.
We’ve linked to free samples of the winning books below.
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Free Samples of the ALA Youth Media Award Winning Books
John Newbery Medal: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate and Patricia Castelao (Illustrator)
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children: This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book: Up, Tall and High by Ethan Long, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children: Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin, published by Flash Point, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press
Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an outstanding children’s book translated from a foreign language and subsequently published in the United States: My Family for the War published by Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., written by Anne C. Voorhoeve, translated by Tammi Reichel
Pura Belpré (Author) Award: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division
Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award: Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert, illustrated by David Diaz, written by Gary D. Schmidt, published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults: In Darkness by Nick Lake, published by Bloomsbury Books for Young Readers
YALSA Nonfiction Award: Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin, published by Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
Odyssey Award for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults: The Fault in Our Stars produced by Brilliance Audio, written by John Green, narrated by Kate Rudd
Coretta Scott King Book Award (author): Andrea Davis Pinkney for Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America illustrated by Brian Pinkney, published by Disney/Jump at the Sun Books, an imprint of Disney Book Group
Coretta Scott King Book Award (illustrator): Bryan Collier for I, Too, Am America, illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Langston Hughes, published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division
Morris Award 2013: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, published by Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc.
Stonewall Book Award: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, published by Simon & Schuster BFYR, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division
Schneider Family Book Award 2013 Children: Back to Front and Upside Down! by Claire Alexander, published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Schneider Family Book Award Middle: A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean, published by Published by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Schneider Family Book Award Teen: Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis, published by Simon & Schuster BFYR, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division
Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences
“Caring is Creepy,” by David Zimmerman, published by Soho Press, Inc.
“Girlchild,” by Tupelo Hassman, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
“Juvenile in Justice,” by Richard Ross, published by Richard Ross
“Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” by Robin Sloan, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
“My Friend Dahmer,” by Derf Backderf, published by Abrams ComicArts, an imprint of Abrams
“One Shot at Forever,” by Chris Ballard, published by Hyperion
“Pure,” by Julianna Baggott, published by Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
“The Round House,” by Louise Erdrich, published by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
“Tell the Wolves I’m Home,” by Carol Rifka Brunt, published by Dial Press, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
“Where’d You Go, Bernadette?,” by Maria Semple, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults: Tamora Pierce
Katherine Paterson is the 2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Winner
Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video: “Anna, Emma and the Condors,” produced by Katja Torneman
Here’s more from the release: “[The awards] guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.”