Today, the American Library Association announced the winners of this year’s Youth Media Awards. And I am especially excited because this year’s Newbery winner (yup, the gorilla one) is a personal favorite (not to mention the next pick for our Junior Critics Book Club).
Here are the Newbery and Caldecott winners:
The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate
Splendors and Glooms, by Laura Amy Schlitz
Bomb: The Race to Build–and Steal–the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon, by Steve Sheinkin
Three Times Lucky, by Sheila Turnage
This is Not My Hat, illustrated and written by Jon Klassen
Creepy Carrots!, illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaaron Reynolds
Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett
Green, illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
One Cool Friend, illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo
Sleep Like a Tiger, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Mary Logue
To see a complete list of winners (including best non-fiction and beginning readers), check out this ALA Press Release.