2014 ALA Youth Media Award Winners & Honorees

One Came Home

By Amy Timberlake

A Newbery Honor Book

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

An Edgar Award Finalist

“An adventure, a mystery, and a love song to the natural world. . . . Run out and read ...

Recommended for AGE 10 and up


Release Date Jan. 7, 2014

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Paperboy

By Vince Vawter

A Newbery Honor Winner.

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book.

A Bankstreet Best Book of the Year.

A BookPage Best Children's Book.

For fans of To Kill a Mockingbird ...

Recommended for AGE 10 and up


Release Date May 14, 2013

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The Book Thief

By Markus Zusak

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

It ...

Recommended for AGE 12 and up


Release Date Oct. 15, 2013

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I Am the Messenger

By Markus Zusak

  
By the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book Thief, this is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists, and love.

Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver ...

Recommended for AGE 12 and up


Release Date May 9, 2006

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Navigating Early

By Clare Vanderpool

“Just the sort of book that saves lives by igniting a passion for reading.” –James Patterson

A Michael L. Printz Honor Winner

An ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection ...

Recommended for AGE 10 and up


Release Date Jan. 8, 2013

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A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

By Jen Bryant; illustrated by Melissa Sweet

A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for ...

Recommended for AGE 5-8 years


Release Date Jan. 8, 2013

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The Living

By Matt de la Peña

Shy took the summer job to make some money. In a few months on a luxury cruise liner, he'll rake in the tips and be able to help his ...

Recommended for AGE 14 and up


Release Date Nov. 12, 2013

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Two Boys Kissing

By David Levithan

Named to the 2013 National Book Award Longlist
A 2014 Stonewall Honor Book


In his follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Every Day, David Levithan, co-author of bestsellers Will ...

Recommended for AGE 14 and up


Release Date Aug. 27, 2013

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Belle Epoque

By Elizabeth Ross

When Maude Pichon runs away from provincial Brittany to Paris, her romantic dreams vanish as quickly as her savings. Desperate for work, she answers an unusual ad. The Durandeau Agency ...

Recommended for AGE 12 and up


Release Date June 11, 2013

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Never Forgotten

By Patricia C. McKissack

A 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

This gorgeous picture book by Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Medal-winning husband-and-wife team Leo and Diane Dillon is ...

Recommended for AGE All


Release Date Oct. 11, 2011

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Miami Jackson Sees It Through

By Patricia and Fredrick McKissack; illustrated by Michael Chesworth

MIAMI’S CLASS HAS a brand-new teacher, no-nonsense Miss Amerita Spraggins. She’s a real tough lady. She insists on assigned seats. She hands out detentions like coupons. She even ...

Recommended for AGE 6-9 years


Release Date Dec. 10, 2002

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Miami Jackson Gets It Straight

By Patricia and Fredrick McKissack; illustrated by Michael Chesworth

MIAMI JACKSON CAN’T wait for school to end. But who ever thought five days could be so long? His teacher is leaving for Ghana, his arch-enemy, Destinee Tate, is ...

Recommended for AGE 6-9 years


Release Date Dec. 17, 1999

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