The American Library Association announced the Newbery and Caldecott Awards this morning in Philadelphia! Kate DiCamillo won the John Newbery Medal for Flora & Ulysses, the story of a comic-loving girl and a squirrel who is also a poet. DiCamillo previously won the Newbery for The Tale of Despereaux in 2004.
Brian Floca won a Randolph Caldecott Medal for his work, Locomotive. The Printz Award went to Marcus Sedgwick’s Midwinterblood. The Coretta Scott-King Awards for African-American books went to Rita William-Garcia’s P.S. Be Eleven, the story of a Brooklyn girl named Delphine who has to remember to “be eleven” while also taking on adult responsibilities. And the Coretta Scott-King illustration prize went to Bryan Collier with Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me.
Finally, there were four winners of Newbery Honors! Holly Black, whose work has appeared often on Tor.com, for Doll Bones; Kevin Henkers for The Year of Billy Miller; Amy Timberlake for One Came Home; and Vince Vawter for Paperboy.
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!