What an exciting year for anyone who enjoys children's literature! The American Library Association announced the top books from Boston on Monday, January 11, 2016.
The Schneider Family Award - for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience
“Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah,” written by Laurie Ann Thompson, illustrated by Sean Qualls
“Fish in a Tree,” written by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
“The War that Saved My Life,” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Odyssey Award - for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States
“The War that Saved My Life,” written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and narrated by Jayne Entwistle, is the 2016 Odyssey Award winner.
“Echo,” written by Pam Muñoz Ryan and narrated by Mark Bramhall, was a 2016 Odyssey Honor Recording
Randolph Caldecott Medal - for the most distinguished American picture book for children
“Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear,” written by Lindsay Mattick and illustrated by Sophie Blackall, is the 2016 Caldecott Medal winner.
“Trombone Shorty,” written by Troy Andrews and illustrated by Bryan Collier, is a 2016 Caldecott Honor
“Waiting,” illustrated and written by Kevin Henkes, is a 2016 Caldecott Honor
“Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement,” written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Ekua Holmes, is a 2016 Caldecott Honor
“Last Stop on Market Street,” written by Matt de le Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson, is a 2016 Caldecott Honor
John Newbery Medal - for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature
“Last Stop on Market Street,” written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Chirstian Robinson, is the 2016 Newbery Medal winner.
“The War that Saved My Life,” written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, is a 2016 Newbery Honor
“Roller Girl,” written and illustrated by Victoria Jamieson, is a 2016 Newbery Honor
“Echo,” written by Pam Muñoz Ryan, is a 2016 Newbery Honor
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