Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks. ~ Dr. Seuss







Newbery Medal 2014

line Newbery Medal 2014

 

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

 

 

 

2014 Medal Winner

Flora and Ulysses

 

Flora & Ulysses

by Kate DiCamillo (Author), K.G. Campbell (Illustrator)

Comic book fan and natural-born cynic Flora Belle Buckman and Ulysses, a flying, superhero, poetry-writing squirrel, join forces to overcome Ulysses’ arch-nemesis, Flora’s mother and encounter a quirky cast of characters. Through poignant, laugh-out-loud episodes, this homage to comic books is a testament to the power of love.

Find it here: Library, Amazon, Better World Books

2014 Honor Books

Doll Bones

 

Doll Bones

by Holly Black (Author), Eliza Wheeler (Illustrator)

 

In this distinctive coming-of-age tale, best friends Zach, Poppy and Alice set out on a life-altering quest driven by the presence of a sinister bone china doll who haunts their dreams and waking hours. Black explores complex questions of sto-rytelling, imagination and changing friendships in this superbly haunting narrative.
Find it here: Library, Amazon, Better World Books

 

The Year of Billy Miller

 

The Year of Billy Miller

 

by Kevin Henkes (Author, Illustrator)

 

Seven-year-old Billy Miller starts second grade with a bump on his head and a lot of worries, but during the year he develops better relationships with his teacher, his little sister, and his parents, and celebrates a quiet triumph of his own
Find it here: Library, Amazon, Better World Books

 

One Came Home

 

One Came Home

 

by Amy Timberlake (Author)

 

In 1871 Wisconsin, love, betrayal, grief and violence spur 13-year-old Georgie on a gripping adventure full of hardship, heartbreak and terror. As she tries to solve the mystery of her sister’s disappearance, Georgie and her brash, humorous voice pull readers along on her journey of self-discovery.

 

Paperboy

 

Paperboy

 

by Vince Vawter (Author)

 

Little Man, a sensitive and resilient 11-year-old boy who stutters, ventures beyond the familiar and finds his voice while taking over his best friend’s paper route. Set in the summer heat of 1959 Memphis, “Paperboy” is a moving coming-of-age novel.


Leave a Reply