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YA New Titles


YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) recently announced its winners for 2014.

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list where every title is nominated and voted on by teens. Voting will start on August 15 and run until Teen Read Week, during which time the winners will be announced.

Find a pdf on the titles here:  2014 TTT Nominations

You can check out a trailer on the books as well:  Book Trailers


And the winners are…

The ALA Youth Media Awards were announced during the organization’s winter meeting in Philadelphia and selected by a national judging committee of librarians and children’s literature experts.

John Newbery Medal for “most outstanding contribution to children’s literature”

“Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures,”written by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by K.G. Campbell

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the “most distinguished American picture book for children”

“Locomotive,” illustrated and written by Brian Floca

Coretta Scott King awards for an African-American author and illustrator

Author award: “P.S. Be Eleven,” written by Rita Williams-Garcia

Michael L. Printz Award for “excellence in literature written for young adults”

“Midwinterblood,” written by Marcus Sedgwick

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for informational books for children

“Parrots Over Puerto Rico,” written by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore and illustrated by Susan L. Roth

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

“The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi,” written by Neal Bascomb

Odyssey Award for audiobooks

“Scowler,” produced by Listening Library, written by Daniel Kraus and narrated by Kirby Heyborne

Andrew Carnegie Medal for children’s video

“Bink & Gollie: Two for One,” produced by Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard